Rallying The Troops - A World War I Commemoration - Volume 2


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Title: Rallying the Troops - A World War 1 Commemoration - Volume II

Author: Ku-Ring-Gai District Historical Society

Condition: Mint

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 2015

ISBN: 9780959867305

Cover: Soft Cover with Dust Jacket - 412 pages

Comments: Close to 1800 men and women with links to Ku-ring-gai served in World War I.  They came from all walks of life, from labourers to university lecturers.  Their origins were diverse, not only from the immediate locality but also from other parts of New South Wales, from other states and from other countries.

Their achievements were many: over 160 were decorated for their bravery. A similar number were recommended for decorations. Their losses were great: just under 300 lost their lives and the health of many survivors was compromised. What all did for their nation is monumental.

Initially 1300 names were known from the many memorials throughout Ku-ring-gai but subsequent research and publicity have revealed nearly 500 additional veterans.

All volumes in this series have been researched and written by members and associates of Ku-ring-gai Historical Society.

Volume II (414 pages) contains a foreword by Major General Gordon Maitland AO, OBE RFD ED (Ret’d), a distinguished military historian and doyen of the veteran community. This volume contains biographical entries for Ku-ring-gai veterans with names beginning G to K. Other chapters include the extensive training undergone both in Australia and overseas, the Engineer Officers Training School at Roseville that attracted students from all over Australia, and our veterans’ participation in the major campaigns and battles in the Middle East, and on the Western Front at Fromelles, Pozières, Mouquet Farm and Bullecourt.

  • Item: RB15502
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