Category Archives: World War 1

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 …

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Private Nicol Thomas Findlater

Nicol Thomas Findlater, a labourer,  enlisted on the 21st  of September 1914. He was 32 years and 4 months of age, 5 foot 6 inches tall with dark complexion, brown eyes and dark hair. He was born on the 27th of May 1882 at 3 Falconer’s Lane, Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland to parents James Nicol Findlater …

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Private Archibald Thomas Morgan

Archibald Thomas Morgan was born on the 27th of December 1895 at Euroa, Victoria, Australia, the eldest son of Thomas Fitzherbert Morgan 2nd and Sarah nee McNay.  He was the first cousin of my maternal grandmother, Daisy Fleming nee Morgan. Archie enlisted at Seymour into the 7th Battalion A.I.F, C Company regimental number 370, on the 18th of …

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Gunner Edward Forsyth

Edward Forsyth was born in 1894 at Tyrie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was one of nine children and the eldest son of Edward Gerrard Forsyth and Helen Yule Forsyth nee Jamieson. Edward was a Gunner with the 15th Divisional Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery. The 15th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery served with 15th …

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