A World Away – South Australia’s War
When war broke out a world away in Europe, South Australians could not have imagined how it would impact their lives. A World Away documents the experiences of South Australians in their own words – through diaries, letters and newspapers – and in real time, 100 years after the events. Come on a journey with us, month by month, as we delve into the lives of South Australians on the front lines and the home front during the First World War.
In their own words
APRIL 1 – HOLLEBEKE (a village in western Belgium)
…Positions of headquarters same as shown in March diary…
Preliminary relief order issued.
3-4 – DEZON CAMP, SHERPENBERG
Battalion relieved from YPRES COMMINES sector and moved to DEZON CAMP, SCHERPENBERG Continue Reading »
5/4/1918 p 6
REPATRIATION OF SOLDIERS
ADELAIDE: FRIDAY, APRIL 5. 1918. Next Monday the new Federal scheme providing for the repatriation of Australian soldiers will come into operation throughout the Commonwealth. An immense expenditure will be necessary to accomplish the objects of the plan, but the Federal Government takes the proper view that the Commonwealth would be discredited if it failed to make the most liberal provision for the needs of patriotic citizens who have fought for their country. Continue Reading »
Noreuil a year ago, & the loss of dear old Armie, Bill Hoggarth, Jose, Bidstrup & Rule. Glad of news that Boche are held. Paris – Plage in afternoon – mer Mjr Johns. Concert at night in Camp. Sick of remaining here doing nothing – do wish I could get back to Bn. Continue Reading »
My dear Emmie,
I spent this morning (of all places in the world!) at a committee meeting in the Leipzig Exchange. There is a project on hand for helping artists in distress. The idea is originally an American one, but has been flourishing in Copenhagen for eleven years. A book of tickets is sold for 3/- (in the books here there are 50 tickets) and during one week, these tickets admit you to practically everything worth seeing and hearing in the town. Continue Reading »
Left Ohlain at 10.30 AM & made for Acq arrived there at 3.45 PM, packed up straight away & was in action by 8.30 PM relief a battery of 50TH Division
Went to O.P. a long distance arrived home at position at 4.30 PM very tired took part in a stunt at a bit after midnight. Continue Reading »