War Stories & Military Records
Brigadier V.C. Griffin
Subtlety is not an accepted characteristic of the Indian or Gurkha soldier but during my service with the 10th Gurkha Rifles I witnessed an incident which might disprove this theory.
In the early…
Bonnell, John Maxwell died on 21 April 1943 in Papua New Guinea during WW2
Boon, George Richard died in 2 January 1917 in France during WWI
Date of birth - 25 November 1923
Place of enlistment - Foster, Victoria
Sydney Morning Herald
April 25, 2007
The story was powerful enough: a tale of a mother's love and her son's courage in war. But much more is now known about the family behind Australia's first World War II…
Clipping from the 'Border Mail' Anzac Day 2007. Interview with Bill Babington and his mate, Jack Bates. And clipping from â€˜The Chronicleâ€™ also on Anzac Day in the late 1990â€™s
Bill Babington fought at Tobruk…
My name is Bill Babington, army number VX42207.
We were playing rugby in Morven, N.S.W. the day that war was declared, it was that same Sunday that four team mates and a spectator decided to join. Eric and Trot McKinley, Mervyn Brown, Jack Bates and…
THIS IS THE DAIRY OF
MELVILLE WALTER HARRIGAN
20th Battalion A. I. F.
No of rifle 21003
Private M W Harrigan 3814
Dorrigo, NSW Australia
3 January 1916 Monday
Left Dorrigo for a tour…