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Hi Kate,

I'd be very interested in getting copies of each of the articles you mentioned. Thanks very much. I don't think I know the article by [sign in to see URL].
I have General Hamilton's two-volume diary, which is very interesting reading, but would also like to see what extra he may have written concerning the events at Y Beach and so on.

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The man you note may well be the first fatality in France in the 1/1/1? I assume he would have been listed as �Died of Other Causes� There must be many unusual deaths like this one that occurred with Australians abroad. I have often wondered when looking at photographs of the soldiers atop the pyramids in Egypt, how many fell to their deaths.
FYI- I have the first KIA of an Australian in France as 15 March 1916. (2nd Aust Seige Battery)


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Hi Geoff

One of the Fremantle soldiers that I'm researching was in the 36th Heavy Artillery Group and was killed in France on the 16th of March 1916 which is just after the man you mentioned.

I've been in contact with a researcher in England who could have the first member of the AIF to die on British soil in WW1. He is Herbert Gore (Enlisted under the name Cameron)of the 1st Australian Divisional Ammunition Park and he died of pnuemonia on the 12th of March 1915.

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Andrew,

That would be right. I have a list of the Anzac burials for 1915 / 1916 in the UK, and that confirms he was the first to die in the UK during WW1. Also included is the following:

CAMERON, Private Herbert Arthur. 1546, 8 Coy AASC, AIF.
DIED (No cause of death given) 12/3/1915. Aged 24.
Buried Romsey Cemetery, Hampshire, no grave reference.

Didn't know he'd enlisted under an alias, though, so have added that to the record. Thanks a lot!

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Bryn & Geoff,
I will send of copies of the articles to you, just PM postal or email details.I am hoping to get hold of the OCR program you mentioned in other post - which should make copying these things much easier than my slow old typing, or lugging books about to photocopy..
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Andrew,

That would be right. I have a list of the Anzac burials for 1915 / 1916 in the UK, and that confirms he was the first to die in the UK during WW1. Also included is the following:

CAMERON, Private Herbert Arthur. 1546, 8 Coy AASC, AIF.
DIED (No cause of death given) 12/3/1915. Aged 24.
Buried Romsey Cemetery, Hampshire, no grave reference.

Didn't know he'd enlisted under an alias, though, so have added that to the record. Thanks a lot!

Regards,
Bryn



Hi Bryn

This link to the British Army forum should take you to the post regarding Gore/Cameron with a couple of photos regarding his burial place.
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Kate,

Thanks so much for the information you sent me.

I apologise for taking so long to get back to you. I have been very busy with work.

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I am glad it arrived safely , hope it is of some interest to you. I actually thought you were on holidays - so couldn't be more wrong in my assumption. Hope your not working to longer hours.
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Hi Kate,

Yes work has made some big demands on my time over the last few weeks- hopefully I will soon have it under control.

Just of interest the information you sent me was very interesting. Do you mind if I ask what was the source?

Thanks Again
Geoff S

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Sorry Geoff,
I should have sent details with articles, The source is from a brilliant series of magazines called "I Was There" Edited by Sir John Hammerton. It is a collection of stories and photographs from men who served in the war. These magazines were later bound into five hardcover volumes . An old man gave me a few copies of the magazines he had in his shed, so I had a glimpse of what they contained and then this year I was lucky enough to come across the whole bound collection. If you ever come across them snap them up - there is just a wealth of information in here. I have a feeling that I read somewhere awhile ago that they were being put onto C.D. The information I sent you was from "I Was There" Volume One. Printed in England by The Amalgamated Press Ltd
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Thanks for that additional info Kate,

I have a set of magazines(about 50 parts)
World War 1914-1918
A Pictured History
Sir John Hammerton - Editor
(red/black colours on front of each mag)
Published in the UK in the late 30's

About 25 years ago a neighbour of ours had two complete sets of approx 1930's? Great War History mags. I used to read them when I was baby sitting at their home. One set I think was the one that I have specified/ UK published

and the other was?
I rememeber it being published in Australia? about 1930's?

Tan or orange covers on the front of the mag's. It had much more Australian content than the other set of mag's.
On one of the covers of the mag was of that famous photograhp of an Aussie digger running & carrying a wounded mate over his shoulders with rifle & kit. That is all I can remember, as it was so long ago.

Just had a thought Kate-perhaps the magazines I am trying to remember ARE the ones you noted above?
Can you describe the colours on the fronts covers
Are they red & black/grey
or
orange/tan?

Regards
Geoff S

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