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THE EUROPEAN WAR EXPEDITION LANDED IN GULD OF SAROS. (TURKISH FLEET DEMOBILISED DARDANELLES TO BE OPENED, MERCHANTMEN RAM TWO GERMAN SUBMARINES FURTHER RUSSIAN SUCCESSES (Article), The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), Tuesday 30 March 1915 page 3 2020-02-23 13:13 tnorc volunteers were sworn in by the
Corpls. Galwey and Mann, who left
more volunteers were sworn in by the
RED CROSS SOCIELY. (Article), The Evening Telegraph (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1901 - 1921), Tuesday 30 March 1915 [Issue No.4255] page 2 2020-02-23 13:09 in yesterday, Samuel Edward Mar
shall and Mosman palmer. They
in yesterday, Samuel Edward Mar-
shall and Mosman Palmer. They
PERSONAL. (Article), Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954), Monday 3 May 1915 page 5 2020-02-23 13:03 fera.
PERSONAL. (Article), Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 - 1954), Monday 3 May 1915 page 5 2020-02-23 13:02 ? ^ ? ^^^**^
Mr. F. P. Capper, 'of -West Plane
Light Horse reinforcements at Enog
fera. . . -. ,. -.. .,.v,;,. .',.,. ? \
? *» *? . - - - - ?'. ??.'?

Mr. F. P. Capper, of West Plane
Light Horse reinforcements at Enog-
WOMAN'S WAYS. LE BEAU MONDE. WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING (Article), Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 - 1922), Saturday 1 May 1915 [Issue No.7599] page 5 2020-02-23 11:58 Mr. Moreton Crocker, -, son i.of- , Mr.
and Mrs C. J. Crbokor -loft yesterday
afternoon to join tiio Enoggorc,. en-
eampment. . .
Mr. Moreton Crocker, son of Mr.
and Mrs C. J. Crocker left yesterday
afternoon to join the Enogerra en-
Family Notices (Family Notices), Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954), Friday 20 April 1917 [Issue No.1,634] page 30 2020-02-23 00:32 Simpson (Allie), of the 26th. Battalion, aged
Simpson (Allie), of the 28th. Battalion, aged
PERSONAL (Article), The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1892 - 1917), Saturday 12 June 1915 [Issue No.5,672] page 3 2020-02-22 23:46 were on their .way to the . Front.
We now larn that Arthur Harvey
is with the 26th Battalion, 7th In
mantle, and Archie Harvey,, both
Rons of Mr. H. M. Harvey, East
Bundaberg/ Is at Broadme&dows,
Victoria, and will bo leaving short
qn a visit to Bundaberg as the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey, ' is , also
with the 2fitb Battaliod on . their
in tbe Dardanelles. -
were on their way to the Front.
We now learn that Arthur Harvey
is with the 26th Battalion, 7th In-
mantle, and Archie Harvey, both
sons of Mr. H. M. Harvey, East
Bundaberg, is at Broadmeadows,
Victoria, and will be leaving short-
on a visit to Bundaberg as the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey, is also
with the 26th Battalion on their
in the Dardanelles.
PERSONAL (Article), The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1892 - 1917), Saturday 12 June 1915 [Issue No.5,672] page 3 2020-02-22 23:43 is with the 28th Battalion, 7tb In
is with the 26th Battalion, 7th In
Soldiers' Letters QUARTER-MASTER SERGEANT BARRISKILL'S DEATH. DR. LUTHER'S BRAVERY. CORPORAL ARTHUR HARVEY'S LETTER. (Article), The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1892 - 1917), Wednesday 12 July 1916 [Issue No.5982] page 2 2020-02-22 23:03 rocked the ground.
bomb is like 'a rouud football, only
the. .bomb. Is .made of -brass, and has
. \v,o.stU\ hchdlp, They. go well into th»-
T . earth before exploding, so heavy Is
' 1 tho'expldsion'tbat we fel the ground
.. ..j, ,w&ht off..',Bvepyiing seemed to Hit
. 4 ' nboht.d Inches and then, tremble and
go. .back. ,sOne ot , our .howitzer bat
pounders, 'and, then the Germany got
Worse than '"Hell." . We.-. could see
log,- Iron, earth, and all. sorts hurt-
i lng up towards, the sky. The ground
pwayed ..and trembled that .-satisfied
the enemy," ho 6hut up like a book,
artillery . and . all. Six men in my
' - . .platoon i werft- .wounded, . including
' Q .Jrl'3-u BarriskiU, who was fatally
hit. Two- other compounds of our
battalion also lost a few men. The?
are / 9fi the right and Toft o( our
salient. I, think wc hold the record
for thispiaca4athe line oi straffing.
...... Sqvfo' straffs, in one week, was not
V ' thought of. They say that wo are
the jjomcit company, . as wo let our
. battalion and .brigade, bombers have
a gO'Wheneyisr. ibey wiBb.' My platoon
holds the place ' of honor, and 1 my
pos(slon Is .the most important. - It
Je. a dead-end; trench, and. a listening-
. poet, and cIbo the safest. They .only
" throw ..five, hombs at my post. I. sup
.. :poso.they;lefti It: alone as we never
i " 1 fire -from hero unless they attach us.
and.then.w®, will. let them knowwhau
wf wn do .with hand-grenades. . All
I.. ..» -of our men. were, wounded in the. one
dugout. -- Two bombs fell near, the
doorway And blew back."
rocked the ground. The 60-pound
bomb is like a round football, only
the bomb is made of brass and has
a still handle. They go well into the
earth before exploding, so heavy is
the explosion that we felt the ground
went off. Everything seemed to lift
about 3 inches and then tremble and
go back. One of our howitzer bat-
pounders, and then the Germans got
worse than "Hell." We could see
ing, iron, earth, and all sorts hurt-
ling up towards the sky. The ground
swayed and trembled ; that satisfied
the enemy, he shut up like a book,
artillery and all. Six men in my
platoon were wounded, including
Q.M.S Barriskill, who was fatally
hit. Two other compounds of our
battalion also lost a few men. They
are on the right and left of our
salient. I think we hold the record
for this place in the line of straffing.
Seven straffs in one week was not
thought of. They say that we are
the gamest company, as we let our
battalion and brigade bombers have
a go whenever they wish. My platoon
holds the place of honor, and my
position is the most important. It
is a dead-end trench, and a listening
post, and also the safest. They only
threw five bombs at my post. I sup-
pose they left it alone as we never
fire from here unless they attack us,
and then we will let them know what
we can do with hand-grenades. All
of our men were wounded in the one
dugout. Two bombs fell near the
doorway and blew back."
Soldiers' Letters QUARTER-MASTER SERGEANT BARRISKILL'S DEATH. DR. LUTHER'S BRAVERY. CORPORAL ARTHUR HARVEY'S LETTER. (Article), The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1892 - 1917), Wednesday 12 July 1916 [Issue No.5982] page 2 2020-02-22 22:56 1 V1 the' go' yesterday, morning we decided
to Qxthc1 enemy up, as he was get
ting a hit cheeky, so at 3,30 in tho
afternoon our , trench mortars got to
- .;bislneBS. v3'iio, enemy, replied with a
hail pf-.bombs," rifle grenades, aerial
t torpedoes, - and German sausage
bombs -His .artllleryi opened up on
" ' ?'-ns and ' ttie'Balient waS'a "Hell" for
. v . a. time.. . Our . .00-pound bombs -were
V- 5 '..'then sent .-over, arid they, on going
qft in-1 the -enemy trenches, simply
%\ ' rocked s the .ground. .The 60-pound
the go yesterday morning we decided
to fix the enemy up, as he was get-
ting a bit cheeky, so at 3.30 in the
afternoon our trench mortars got to
business. The enemy replied with a
hail of bombs, rifle grenades, aerial
torpedoes, and German sausage
bombs. His artillery opened up on
us and the salient was a "Hell" for
a time. Our 60-pound bombs were
then sent over, and they, on going
off in the enemy trenches, simply
rocked the ground.

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  5. Original Member, "A" Company, 26th Battalion, 7th Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st AIF


    The soldiers listed below are some of the original members of "A" Company, 26th Battalion, 7th Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st AIF, WW1. Private Frank Gustaf Carlsson (No.618), a motor mechanic working for Bennett & Woods near Ballina, NSW, was one of the original soldiers in "A" Company and this list pays homage to those who served with him.

    To limit the scope of the list, I have defined originals as those who embarked on the Ascanius and remained with "A" Company when it landed at Gallipoli. However, there are exceptions to this, and you will discover who they are as you read through the list below.


    Initially based at Fraser's Paddock, Enoggera, Brisbane, the unit travelled from Pinkenba, Brisbane, Queensland, to Polygon camp, Abbassia, Egypt via the troopship HMAT A11 Ascanius from 24 May 1915 to 30 June 1915, with stops at Sydney (26 May 1915 to 1 June 1915) where they encamped at Moore Park Showgrounds while the ship was "coaled", Fremantle (9 June 1915) where they marched around the city for a few hours to stretch their legs before returning to the ship, and Port Suez where they disembarked on 2 July 1915 after spending two days on the ship until a berth became free. The Battalion travelled to their final destination by an overnight train from Port Suez, Egypt to Abbassia, Egypt from 2 July 1915 to 3 July 1915.

    After about two months training in Egypt, the originals entrained from Polygon camp on 3 September 1915 to Alexandria, Egypt. They boarded the troopship HT Minnewaska on 4 September 1915 and sailed to Moudros, Greece. Lieutenant Gustav Herbert Schemalleck was one of the originals who had the unenviable role of spotting enemy submarines on board the unlit ship at night. Arriving in Moudros on 7 September 1915 at 5am, they stayed there until 11 September 1915 before embarking at 3pm on the troopship SS Abbassieh.

    The unit arrived at Gallipoli during the night of 11 September 1915 and probably disembarked at North Beach around 3am on 12 September 1915. They were then "conducted to a valley", possibly Chailak Dere. 26th Battalion were initially held in reserve at Taylor's Hollow, a depression just below Bauchop's Hill (sometimes spelt as Beauchop. A hill just north of North Beach and No.2 and 3 Posts, about one mile from Ocean Beach). The Battalion was also temporarily transferred from the Australian 2nd Division and attached to the NZ and Australian Division.

    An entry dated 12 September 1915 of the New Zealand and Australian Divisional Engineer's war diary states: "26th battalion Australians placed at CRE's [Corps Troops, Australian Corps] disposal for work: 2 companies at Anzac Road, 1 company Chailak Road, 1 company Sazli Beit Road."

    On 13 September 1915, the commanding officer of 26th Battalion received instructions that his men would do fatigue duty under the Engineer officers. Some of the work included: wharf lumping, pile driving, transporting water to the trenches, widening saps, digging trenches, creating latrines, unloading stores at the beach, laying tram lines, carrying messages, widening saps, mining, tunnelling and making roads. The work was undertaken mostly at night, to avoid enemy shells and snipers.

    Despite being in a quiet sector, the first of the originals to be killed from enemy fire were Private Harold McGuiness (No.125) and Private Patrick Morgan (No.666) on 20 September 1915 while on fatigue duty.

    Frank became seriously ill with enteric fever around 20 October 1915. He was transferred to various hospitals at Gallipoli, Malta and Heliopolis, before arriving back at Princes Pier in Port Melbourne on 13 March 1916 via the HMAT A71 Nestor, and then transferred by train to Brisbane's Kangaroo Point Hospital (the 6th Australian General Hospital) on 17 March 1916.

    He was allotted to the 19th reinforcements, 1st Battalion on 14 June 1916 in Sydney, but was discharged as medically unfit on 18 August 1916, four days before his unit was due to embark from Sydney.

    However, the war continued for some of the other originals...


    Names, ranks and platoons as at 12 September 1915:

    Company Commander: Major Francis Michael O'Donnell.

    2nd in Command: Captain Thomas Cotgrave Hewitt.

    Company Quarter Master Sergeant: Joshua Cushman Bigelow (No.19)

    Company Sergeant Major: James Leslie Saunders (No.182)

    Company Pack Drivers: George Edward Nicholas Birch (No.22), Paul Alfred Boyd (No.24) and Phillip Charles Jeffrey (No.97).

    Bugler/Drummer: John Campbell (No.29).

    Batmen: George Joseph Leaman (No.107).

    No.1 Platoon: Corporal William George Trix (No.200), Private William Raymond Sanders (No.148), Private William Denis O'Brien (No.139), Private William James Jones (No.94), Private John Jeppesen (No.98), No.3 Section - Private Patrick Broughton (No.497)

    No.2 Platoon: Corporal Alan Ernest Porter (No.144), Private Percy Acrill Arthur (No.5), Private John Victor Black (No.244), Private George Wyndham (No.597), Private Francis John Brown (No.11), Private Arthur Cecil Julian (No.28), Private Luke O'Neill (No.593), Private Alfred Baker (No.9), Private Francis Owen Augustus Donnelly (No.52).

    No.3 Platoon: Sergeant John Maclean (No.231), Sergeant William Henry Cooling (No.253), Lance Sergeant James Alexander Forbes (No.61), Corporal Alfred Henry Clegg (No.34), Corporal John Stewart Henderson (No.580), Corporal Julian Brookes-Ball (No.577), Lance Corporal George Joseph Shepperd (No.589), Private Rowland Evered Hull (No.80), Private John Robert Hickling (No.76), Private Clarence John Medhurst (No.606), Private Francis Albert Douglas (No.611), Private Stanley Oliver (No.136), Private Charles Roy Bauer (No.590), Private Roy Harry Greenwood (No.72), Private Roy Douglas Henderson (No.575), Private William Joseph Roberts (No.162), Private George Edward Nicholas Birch (No.22, also a Company Pack Driver), Private William Pringle Thomson (No.199)

    No.4 Platoon: Lieutenant Walter Hawley Bridgland, Sergeant Francis Claud Lloyd (No.221), Private George Henry Evans (No.58), Private Charles David Fellows (No.511), Private John Robert Hickling (No.76), Private Claude Jonathan Fellows (No.512), Private Patrick Joseph Maher (No.113), Private Charles Thomas Law (No.592), Private Frederick Burnaby Knapp (No.232), Private Julius Bleckman (No.17).


    - Top 10 enlistment locations (1) Brisbane, QLD, 50 men, (2) Toowoomba, QLD, 11 men, (3) Lismore, NSW, 10 men, (4) Bundaberg, QLD, 9 men, (5), Townsville, QLD, 9 men, (6) Maryborough, QLD, 7 men, (7) Rockhampton, QLD, 8 men, (8) Cairns, QLD, 7 men, (9) Ballina, NSW, 6 men, (10) Longreach, QLD, 6 men.

    - The embarkation roll of 24 May 1915, a copy of which is held by the Australian War Memorial, contains many errors. One error relates to 22 men who were incorrectly recorded as having embarked onboard the Ascanius. I can provide a full list of the men upon request. Other errors include: incorrect enlistment dates for some of the originals, incorrect spellings of first and surnames.

    - Originals by place of birth: Queensland (67), England (42), New South Wales (31), Victoria (13), Scotland (12), Ireland (5), Russia (5), Tasmania (3), India (2), New Zealand (2), South Australia (2), South Africa (1), Wales (1).

    - The 5 originals who were born in Russia were: a) Private Coulkchoue Azieff (No.9) b) Private Thomas Habaeff (No.85) c) Private Andrew Jabinsky (No.95) d) Private Stephen Loosgie (No.109) e) Private Joseph Rudezky (No.156).

    - Originals who were teachers prior to enlistment (note: all of them were killed in action during the war): a) John Victor Black (No.244) - head teacher of the Mt Leyshon and Muckadilla State Schools (both in Queensland) respectively, b) William Henry Cooling (No.254) - a teacher at the Fortitude Valley State School (Queensland), c) Thomas Cotgrave Hewitt - Science master at Toowoomba Grammar School (Queensland), d) Herbert Henry Park Hamilton (No.73) - on the teaching staff at the Technical College, Brisbane, Queensland, e) George Joseph Shepperd (No.589) - In 1915 he stated that he was in his third year of teaching, having worked at schools in Toowoomba and Roma.

    - Originals who attended universities: Captain Thomas Cotgrave Hewitt (B.A. at Sydney University), Private Richard James Fildes Boyer (No.668, B.A. and M.A. Hons, Sydney University), Sergeant Cyril Cutcliffe Ward (No.211, University of Queensland).

    - There were five sets of brothers. Only four out of the ten would survive the war. a) Private Charles David Fellows (No.511) and Private Claude Jonathan Fellows (No.512), b) Private Douglas Roy Henderson (No.575) and Lance Corporal John Scott Henderson (No.580), c) Private Alexander Kemp (No.102) and Private John Kemp (No.56), d) Private Harry Edward Rickenberg (No.155) and Private Frank William Rickenberg (No.160), e) Private Harold Howard (No.79) and Private William Howard (No.81).

    - 5 originals were with the AN&MEF, on board the troopship Kanowna, during its attempt to capture New Guinea (September 1914) from the Germans: Edward Hogan, Alfred Henry Clegg, John Keane, James Leslie Saunders and William George Trix. The ship did not reach New Guinea due to the mutiny/strike by the firemen. They went on strike due to pay disputes.

    - Private James Bourke (No.16), 22 years old, was the first from "A" Company to die while travelling to Egypt. He died from septic meningitis in a Fremantle Hospital on 11th June 1915. James had enlisted on 8th April 1915 at Bundaberg, Queensland. He is buried at Fremantle cemetery, Western Australia (Roman Catholic area, MON CC gravesite 0630). The local Perth paper wrote: " The funeral cortege, headed by the firing party, which was drawn from the 6th reinforcements of the 16th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces, Blackboy Hill, under Sergeant Buckenara, moved from Messrs. Arthur E. Davies and Co.'s private mortuary in Market-street, on Saturday, and proceeded to the local Roman Catholic Cemetery where the remains were interred. The casket, draped with the Union Jack, was borne to the grave by a party of the above reinforcements. After the service, which was conducted by the Rev. Father John Smyth, O.M. I., three volleys were fired and the "Last Post" sounded."

    - Private Herbert Smerdon Hamilton (No.663) was born in Perth. His occupation before becoming a stowaway was a counter-hand. He was a 17 year old senior cadet (3 years with the 89th Battalion) who stowed away on HMAT A11 Ascanius from Fremantle, WA on 9 June 1915. The crew found him a few days after leaving port. When asked by the Officers why he stowed away, the lad said he wanted to join the war as well. The 26th Battalion enlisted him on 26 June 1915 and he was given the role of bugler in "A" Company. He was transferred to Brigade Headquarters on 13 August 1915 in Egypt and left for Gallipoli on 4 September 1915. Herbert rejoined the 26th Battalion on 13 March 1916. He was wounded once on 29 July 1918, receiving a gun shot wound to the shoulder. He survived the war and was discharged on 3 June 1919.

    - Private Patrick Morgan (No.666). An 18 year old farmer who was allotted to 7th reinforcements, 10th Light Horse Regiment upon enlistment (12 March 1915). He stowed away on the HMAT A11 Ascanius from Fremantle to join the war and was re-attested and taken on strength by the 26th Battalion on 26 June 1915 ("A" Company). He landed at Gallipoli on 12 September 1915. While on fatigue duty during 20 September, he was shot in the head and later died from his wounds. His death was mentioned in the 26th Battalion unit war diary (21 September 1915).

    - Apart from Private Patrick Morgan and Private Harold McGuiness, the other originals to die during the Gallipoli Campaign were: Private Edward Chamberlain (No.33, died from his wounds, 10 November 1915), Private Thomas Alfred Chaplin (No.615, died from sickness, 8 November 1915), Sergeant William Henry Cooling (No.253, died from wounds, 22 October 1915), Private Kevin Claude Dempsey (No.51, died from mine gas poisoning, 29 November 1915), Private Alexander Kemp (No.102, gun shot wound to the head, 23 September 1915).

    - 86 originals would either be killed, wounded or become sick during the Gallipoli campaign.

    - Private Edwin Forte (N0.610) was the first original to be awarded a war medal. He received the Military Medal "for exceptional energy and pluck as a bomb thrower at Russell Top", Gallipoli. The bomb throwing occurred at the end of November 1915.

    - Private Ian Ronald Nairne (No.529) was the first original to be killed in action on the Western Front. He died on 26 May 1916 from shrapnel wounds to the neck and head, received during 16 May 1916.

    - 4 members of the originals were involved in the trench raid of 6/7 June 1916, which was the first action by any Australian unit on the Western Front. They were dubbed the Black Anzacs. These were: Private Francis Albert Douglas (No.611), Private Roy Harry Greenwood (No.72), Private Roy Douglas Henderson (No.575), and Private Charles Wood (No.206). Lieutenant Francis Burleigh Caless also took part in the raid; however, he was in "B" Company in June 1916.

    - 18 members of the originals were killed during the Battle of Pozieres (28/29 July 1916), including two brothers: Private Douglas Roy Henderson (No.575, or Roy Douglas) and Lance Sergeant John Scott Henderson (No.580). Captain Thomas Cotgrove Hewitt also died during the battle, although he was in "B" Company at this stage. 14 other members were wounded and two became prisoners of war (Private Claude Jonathan Fellows (No.512) and Private Bertram Edward Hoult (No.88)). The losses incurred during the battle would prove to be the costliest on any one day during the war.

    - During the second charge of Pozieres (4/5 August 1916), 4 originals were killed in action, one died from wounds a day later, one was taken prisoner and 17 were wounded. Sergeant Francis Claud Lloyd (No.221), was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for: "conspicuous gallantry in action. After being wounded in both legs and head before reaching the assembly trench, he remained on duty and directed the launching of his wave before allowing his wounds to be attended to."

    - Originals to receive military medals during the war (earned when in "A" Company or with another unit):
    MILITARY CROSS: Francis Claud Lloyd (No.221), Cyril Cutcliffe Ward (No.211), George Albert Williams (No.64).
    DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL: Charles Thomas Law (No.592), Francis Claud Lloyd (No.221), William Spencer Neal (No.82), Charles Frederick Pardoe (No.605).
    MILITARY MEDAL: Edwin Forte (No.610), William Edmund Harrison (No.86), Thomas Joseph Mackin (No.112), Luke O'Neill (No.593), William Raymond Sanders (No.148, with bar), George Joseph Shepperd (No.589), Arthur Single (No.189).
    MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL: William Parsell George (No.68).

    - Of the originals who were in "A" Company on 12 September 1915, 60 would die during the war when serving with the 26th Battalion; only 51 would remain with the Company or the 26th Battalion when the war officially ended on 11 November 1918 (including 5 who were POWs: Private Julius Bleckman (No.17), Private Charles Roy Bauer (No.590), Private Claude Jonathan Fellows (No.512), Private John Robert Hickling (No.76) and Private Bertram Edward Hoult (No.88)).

    - Private Patrick McCafferty (No.122), a labourer born in Pashore (India). Enlisted on 1 April 1915 in Brisbane. He lied about his age, stating he was 44 years and 8 months. He was actually 66 years. An ex-soldier, having fought with the 72nd Highlanders over a 14½ year span (Afghanistan, Egypt, South Africa), he had immigrated to Australia with his wife and children. He made it to Gallipoli, but had to leave the peninsula due to health issues. He was discharged on 11 April 1916. According to a newspaper article, he re-enlisted in Rockhampton and once again was sent to the front, where he was wounded but survived the war. He was reported dead, and was mourned by his family, then living in Paddington, Brisbane. His wife and son were walking along the street one day, when they, saw him coming towards them. He said he expected them to be at the station to meet him, and was astounded to learn he had been reported dead.

    - Private Herbert Foot (No.60): a labourer from Henstrige, Somerset, England who was living and working in Queensland. He lied about his age, stating he was 44 years and one month when he was actually 61 years. Before immigrating to Australia, he had served with the Royal Artillery for 12 years and fought in the Afghan campaign. He joined the AIF because he "hated the Germans." When he left Cairns on 29 March 1915 to commence training at Enoggera, Brisbane, he was given a "right royal send off by the band and the choir at the Cairns wharf", even though he was the only one to leave that day. While at Gallipoli, he suffered from various sicknesses and was in and out of hospital. He embarked for Australia on 3 March 1916 and was discharged as medically unfit on 12 April 1916.

    - Captain Percy Cherry. He was temporarily Captain of "A" Company from 9 December 1916 to early February 1917. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his work during the Battle of Lagnicourt (26 March 1917). During the battle, he was tasked with taking his company ("C" Company) into the village and dealing with any Germans who may have been there. He was killed by shell fire around 4pm. Earlier that day around 10am, three originals surrendered and were taken prisoner by the Germans: Sergeant John Robert Hickling (No.76), Corporal Charles Roy Bauer (No.590) and Private Hans Henry Pedersen (No.142). They were in the No.2 outpost, about ¾ of a mile east of the village, providing protecting fire as their Company headed back to the village (the Company had successfully made its way north east of the village coming from the south, closing off the encirclement). Due to incessant rain, their lewis gun had jammed with mud. According to Charles Bean, Lieutenant Humphrys (in charge of the post. He had only been with "A" Company for about a week) "had sent back to ask if he should withdraw." Lieutenant Lloyd (in charge of "A" Company), told him to hold the post at all costs. The No.3 outpost machine gun, to the left of No.2 outpost, also became jammed, and this allowed the Germans to outflank Hickling's post. Being outnumbered ten to one and rather than being slaughtered, the surviving NCO (which was Hickling as Humphrys was killed by a bullet to the head during the German's flanking attack) decided to surrender, along with about seven soldiers. Also of note during the battle: Captain Cooper led "D" Company west and then north east to link up with "A" Company. Lieutenant Claude Augustine Stapleton of "B" Company led the attack south of the village and was used to "mop" up any Germans that were left.

    - Private Patrick Broughton (No.497). Born in Netley, Southampton, UK around 1893. Worked as an apprentice for a printing company for five and half years at Battersea, London. Left for Australia during 1914 and enlisted at Longreach on 14 January 1915. Served in the Gallipoli and Egypt campaigns. On 14 March 1916, he was admitted to the 3rd General Hospital in Cairo, Egypt with a defective right hand. This proved to be his ticket out of the army since he had his right thumb amputated. He was discharged as medically unfit on 16 August 1916 in Brisbane, Australia. Left Brisbane shortly after to work in the outback. "Mouth Organ Pat" did not return to Brisbane until November 1934, since "finding things quiet outback and reading of the intended visit of the Duke of Gloucester, casually made up his mind to walk into the capital city and join in the festivities." This was a 100 mile walk, and he travelled with his kelpie dog. Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Michael O'Donnell's (commanding officer of "A" Company during the Gallipoli campaign) son read an article in the Telegraph (Brisbane) about Patrick and brought it to the attention of his father. Patrick's photo was instantly recognised. The two met the following day and Francis provided Patrick with work for a day, since the latter was "flat broke". Patrick returned to Brisbane in 1949 and visited the offices of The Brisbane Telegraph, this time travelling to the city by train. He was on his way to Charleville. During April 1967, he applied for his Anzac Commemorative Medal.

    - Private Edmund Warrington (No.209). Born in Southport, England. Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15/1/1918 and detached to the 7th Brigade Concert Party on 14/12/1917. Edmund had a hand in two movies: Diggers (1931) as an actor, and Diggers in Blighty (1933) as a writer.

    - Private James Basil Franks (No.62). James had several aliases including James Basil Pearson, Lester Basil Sinclair and John Mystery. James went AWOL during April 1916, since he personally believed he was no longer fit for duty. The army medical board had a different opinion and declared him fit enough to return to his unit. However, James never returned to the Army and the AIF could not locate him in the following months. He was declared a deserter on 21 July 1916 and was therefore not eligible to receive any of the war medals, nor was he to be given a pardon years later. He became a singer, actor and writer (the John Mystery novels and other Children's books). He also designed and built the "Adventure Castle" in south Sydney (Illawong or Alfred's Point).

    - Private Richard James Fildes Boyer (No.668). He wanted to become a chaplain in the army. Embarked on the same ship as "A" Company from Brisbane on 24 May 1915, travelling to Egypt as a YMCA representative. Being rejected for the role of chaplain, he enlisted with the AIF on 2 September 1915 at Abbassia, Egypt, and was allotted to "A" Company, 26th Battalion, two days before the unit embarked for active service at Gallipoli. On 16 September 1915, he was temporarily transferred from "A" Company to the Divisional team postal service. He left the Peninsula during November 1915 due to enteric fever. He was the Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation between 1945-61.

    - Private Charles David Fellows (No.511). Charles was born in Hastings (Sussex, England) and probably immigrated to Queensland with his family sometime before the Great War. He was 19½ years old when he enlisted with his younger brother, Claude Jonathon Fellows (18 years old), at Bundaberg in Queensland on 1 March 1915 and was assigned to No.4 Platoon. He escaped unscathed during the Gallipoli campaign and returned to Egypt after the evacuation from the Peninsula. His brother was not so fortunate, having been transferred to a hospital in Egypt due to back problems. On the trip from Alexandria to Tel-el-Kebir by train, his commanding officer, Captain Thomas Cotgrave Hewitt, gave him the role of picquet of a train wagon/truck. According to Thomas, Charles was looking forward to meeting his brother at the base in Tel-el-Kebir. The train left Alexandria train station around 10pm on 10th January 1916 and Charles was sitting at the right front corner of the train truck. When the men awoke before the train arrived at Tel-el-Kebir train station around 6am on 11th January 1916, he was found to be missing. No one saw him fall out of the train wagon, but several soldiers in the same wagon did see him during the evening before midnight. In fact, the man next to him, Julius Bleckman, spoke with Charles until midnight. Charles had been talking and playing the mouth organ. His body was found on the 11th January near a section of the train track and was buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery a few days later. Captain Hewitt, in a private letter to a family member dated 11th January 1916, mentioned Charles' death: " One of my boys fell off the truck we were travelling in from Alexandria to here - he wasn't missed till we stopped, as it was dark and the men asleep. Bad luck after getting through the Peninsula with us. But we get absolutely hardened to 'accidents' ". According to witnesses, everyone on the truck was sober and there was no "hilarity". Charles' death was important enough to be mentioned during the Bundaberg Dairy Company Limited's Board of Director's meeting (15 January 1916). Having worked as a Carter, Charles had left the company the previous year in February to enlist with the AIF. The Board instructed the Secretary to send a letter of condolence to his parents. Later that same year, his brother would become prisoner of war during the battle of Pozieres on 29 July 1916. Charles' name was included on Bundaberg's Fallen Soldier's Memorial Statue, which was unveiled on Saturday 30 July 1921.

    - The last original to die during the war was Lieutenant Herbert Henry Park Hamilton (No.73). He was killed in action on 14 August 1918 during the one hundred days offensive.

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