George Crigan Graham Collection Digitised@SLQ

Another wonderful World War I collection which has recently been digitised is that of Private George Crigan Graham who served with the 9th Battalion on the Western Front.  This large collection comprises photographs and personal papers relating to G.C. Graham’s military service during the First World War, his fund raising efforts during World War II, and his extensive world travels after … Read more

Coomera Lads

Edwin and George Beattie

Edwin & George Beattie, 47th Infantry Battalion In March 1916 Ed and George left behind their elderly parents and seven siblings, to enlist in the First World War, the Beattie family were pioneer farmers in the Coomera district. Children of the Beattie family Coomera, c1900 Back row: George, Annie and Allie Front row: Mary, Eddie … Read more

Mates for Life

George Henry Brigham

Private George Brigham described his experiences of World War One in a ten-part diary, in the form of letters to his mother. It is a beautifully written account from a man who obviously delighted in life and those he met along the way. His narrative brings to life the shared experiences of four privates, who … Read more