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CASUALTY LIST. In our Roll of Honour of 10th inst., the photo. of Lieut. Dangerfield was that of Lieut. Joseph G. Dangerfield, son of the late Mr. E. Dangerfield, who was for some years the town clerk af the city and later councillor and mlayer, The late lieutenant commenced his schooling at the Essendon State school; but shortly afterwards left the district with his parents. (Killed in action on 15/5/15.) Private C. J. Dan gerfield (wounded) is a son of Mr. Walter Dangerfield, of Moonee Ponds. 12/5/15. From O.C., 5th Battery, 2nd F.A. Brigade, A.I.F. To Mr. A. Burdeu, Melbourne.. Dear Sir, On behalf of the members of the Bat tery, I desire to express our sincere regret in the loss of your son. Cor oral Burdeu was killed instantaneouos by a burst of shrapnel on 9/5/15, while attending to a telephone, and when the Battery was replying to a hot fire. His loss is keenly felt by all anks. He was in charge of the spe cialists of the Battery, and is, there fore, very difficult to replace. He was reatly esteemed by all ranks, both for as ability and manner, and we all feel is loss keenly. Will you please con I rey my regrets to his brother, of the 1 i2nd Battery Field Artillery, and ac :opt the sympathy of all the members if the Battery in your great loss. H. J. CADDY, Major. Commanding 5th Battery, 2nd F.A,. Bdo., A.I.F. . Last week, Private J. E. Angus, 7th Battalion A.I.F., was reported as miss ng. On Tuesday morning his father, Mr. Geo. Angus, manager of the Union Bank, Newmarket, was officially noti sed by the Defence Department that 1 the young soldier had been killed in action at the Dardanelles. Private Alex. MacArthur, B Com any, 7th Battalion (killed) was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mac Arthur, St. Leonards road, Ascot Vale. At the age of 14 years he was a ser geant in the Commonwealth military adet corps. When compulsory train   Ing was introduced he was also ser-   geant in the 58th Junior Cadets. Later he was transferred to the 58th Essendon Rifles, under the command Lieut.-Colonel Elliott. When vol   unteers were called for he was one of he first to respond. He had his 20th uirthday in Egypt. He was a member if the Maribyrnong Lacrosse Club, and 11 his life was associated with thle As :ot Vale Presbyterian Church. Pri rates Danaher and Carless, of Flem ngton, were his tent mates, and these hree comrades fell together on King's 3irthday. Private W.H. Wills, 7th Battalion   (killed in action) was the eldest son of Mr. J. H. Wills, Mt. Alexander road. He was born at Flemington, and was a member of the 58th Essendon Rifles when he enlisted. He was a coach trimmer by trade. Private John Knox Adams (killed) was 22 years of age, and was the son if Mr. John Adams, carrier, of Mc Pherson and Albion streets, Essendon. He was a resident of the district for 21 years, and was educated at the Essen lon State school. He was a well known pitcher in the Brunswick base ball team and played cricket with the last and South Essendon Methodist rickeot club. Before going to the war hecwas employed by MeKeon Bros.,   grocers, Sydney road, Brunswick. HQ went away with the first contingent, and was in Company, of the 7th   Battalion. Private A. Evans (killedl) was a for mer resident of Dookie, having been in the employ of Mr. Chas. Nash, or chardist. Private Evans was a mem ber of the A.N.A. at Dookie and a prominent player of the Dookie foot ball club. At thie meeting of the A.N.A. on Monday night, it was unam muously decided to forward a letter of tondolence to his mother, who now re sides at Ascot Vale. C. Fincher (killed) was well-known as an Essendon (A.) footballer, and was very popular. The news of his death cast a gloom over the Essendon play ers on Saturday. The flags were, at half mast, alid the players wore crepo arm bands out of respect to their late comrade. Private F. L. Wright (wounded) is the youngest son of Mrs. Wright and the late J. J. Wright, and the only brother of J. Wriglit, Moonee Pouids. He was educated at Wangaratta. Be fore enlistment he was employed in the South Australian rallivays, and was for a considerable time at the Federal Coffee Palace, Melbourne. Private C. Streeter (wounded) is ninehteon years of age, and a son of Mr. F. R. Streeter, 70 Walter street, Ascot Vale. He was a member of the Maffra tronp of Light Horse, and wsas well known throughout Gippsland as a swimnmer and footballer. Before en listing lie wals studying chemuistry. Private H. J. Woods (woundedl) is 20 years of age, and resided with Iris father, Mr. Amos Woods, carpenter, at 78 Fletcher street, EQssendon. The young soldier was employed at tlhe ,ssendon post offiLce as a letter c'u'rier, and went awsay with the first ('ontin gent in the 7th Battalion. Private P. R. Coulsell (wounded) is the seventh son of the late L.B. Coul   sell. He is an engineer, and prior to enlisting served some years in the Field Artillery. He was well knuown irn Moo nee Ponds and Essendon districts. Private Hamish MacNab (missing) is the only son of Mrs. Johnstone, Charles street, Ascot Vale. He was in the 58th Essendon Rifles, and volun teereld on his nineteenth birthday, early in last August. He came out from Scotland over four years ago, and previous to Cenlistinig wa. aitteil ing the Central Business College. Mr. and Mrs. F. Chambers, of The   Paradile, Ascot Vale, desire to inform their many friends that they have re ceived word that their son, Private E. M. Chambers, who was reported killed   in action at the Dardanelles on 22nd of May, is still in the hospital. Pri vate Chambers was wounded on 25th April, and later reported killed in ac tion on 22nd May; but a letter re coived from him, dated 7th Miay, in which he gave ithe tturei' of his wound (a hullet havinig enteredtl his righst chest and passed out behlnw thui ribs), and1 stated that hle wiould he inl the hios pitail ait least a few weeks, caused his relatives to doubt whether it woukld hie possible for him to return to action hy 22nd May, and they set about making inquiries, with the result tlht they

have now received word that he is still ill the hospital. The following is a copy of a letter from Liout.-Col. II. E. Elliott to Cr. J. F. Hendlerson:- Mladli, Egypt. I have to thank you for tile kind wishes expressed in the cable sent by Capt. I)ulgan to me regarding my wound. You will be pleased to know that the people of Essendon have every rea son to be proud of their representa tives. The present "B" Coy. (formerly "C and D" Coys.), under Major Jack son, led the way into the fight. Owing to some miscalculation, the naval tows which were supposed to meet our trans port at 4.15 a.m., failed to turn'up, and as the enemy's guns were getting our range and the shells bursting near the ship, Commander Somerville, the naval transport officer, instructed me to get the men ashore in the ship's boats. Major Jackson, with some 35 Essendon boys, took the first boats and led the way, two others followed, then I came myself. The leading boat got. under machine gun fire and suffered dreadfully; I believe only three men wore not either killed or wounded in liher. But, although exposed to this dlreadful fire, not a man wavered. Some of the men rowing, although hit two or three times, kept their oars, and still rowed on, determined to reach the shore, which they did, and forced the Turks to retire. Oning to the way the Battalion landed in fragments, as it were, I had the greatest difficulty in getting them into any sort of order, but eventually collected some 400 of them and received orders to reinforce the right of the line, which I did. All tihe men behaved wonderfully well. They seemed to have no more thought or fear of the shells or bullets than if they were at a picnic. I was very shortly afterwards wounded myself, as were the great majority of the officers. In fact, the air was so full of lead that it was almost impossible to stand up and avoid being hit. I am pleased to say that I have now practically recovered, and will return to the front in a day or two, which I am most anxious to do, as I can ob. tain no news as to how my boys are faring. I know they have taken part in some desperate fighting, but ap parently their losses have not been so great as on that finst Sunday. I hear, however, that another 1500 wounded are expected in to-day or to-morrow, and I greatly fear there will be many of the 7th amongst them. Truly we will need the prayers of those at home, and we will need, too, many of those at home to ireplenish our ranks before all is done. I am pleased to be able to tell you that Sergt. Kenneth Walker and Corporal Charles Cowan are quite recovered from their wounds and are impatient to get back to the front again. The latter had a miraculous es cape, and his tunic was shot almost to ribbons by a machine gun, and he re ceived a bullet through the right cheek and one through the left ear. Walker was struck on the top of the head with a shrapnel bullet, which stunned him and caused the loss of a great deal of blood, but did not pene trate the skull, and he recovered very rapidly. Both are brave lads, and if they survive will do well. It is impossible for me to get any list of casualties yet. The authorities here are very reticent about the mant tor. I think they are afraid to let the full extent of our losses be made pub lio at once until our eventual victory is assured, of which I have no doubt, though, no doubt, it will cast us very dear. I will probably write to the Mayor when I have ascertained which of the E?ssendon boys have been killed or wounded. I know Lieut. Chapman is gone: He1 was shot through the groin and died on board ship on his way here, and was buried at sea. He was all that an officer could be, and his loss will be greatly felt amongst us. The Blurning of the Roman Fleet "CABIIRIA."

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