Sepia Saturday 252: A different type of cruise
In keeping with the 100th anniversary of ANZACS leaving Australian shores my Sepia Saturday post is about a different type of cruise on which so many of my ancestors sons and brothers embarked.
In this post I have mentioned just a few.
My paternal grandmother’s brother in law, Bertie Crowl, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Bertie was a cook with the 58th battalion. He is pictured here standing at the front of the photo holding the cooking pot.
My maternal grandfather’s first cousin, William Finlay Fleming, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915.
William Arthur Edmonds, my second cousin once removed, embarked from Australia on the 21st of June 1917 aboard HMAT Suevic A29.
Sadly, like many many thousands of others, he did not return home.
Private William Arthur Edmonds was killed in action on the 29th of September 1918 at Bony, France.
Lest we forget.