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Private Silas Hodges: 49th Battalion

Silas Hodges : saluting 100 years of ANZAC history. Lockyer Valley Regional Council BRN: 106060

Guest blogger: Lockyer Valley Regional Council. Displayed in the ‘Walk of Fame’ inside the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Gatton, are ten photographic portraits of Lockyer Valley locals who fought in the First World War. The portraits formed a component of the recent Queensland Government-sponsored exhibition ‘Queensland Transport Museum Salutes 100 Years of ANZAC’, which was on … Read more

Digitised@SLQ: Souvenir programme, patriotic concert. Brisbane Liedertafel

Souvenir programme, patriotic concert : Brisbane Liedertafel : Centennial Hall, Tuesday, Sept., 22nd, 1914.

State Library has recently digitised a concert programme from the First World War: Souvenir programme, patriotic concert : Brisbane Liedertafel : Centennial Hall, Tuesday, Sept., 22nd, 1914. By 1914, the Brisbane Liedertafel was a well-established feature of Queensland’s choral landscape. Formed in 1884, the choir chose its name, which means ‘song table’, to indicate the German custom of men … Read more

Sergeant Patrick ‘Paddy’ Linnan: 2nd Light Horse Regiment

Patrick Linnan : saluting 100 years of ANZAC history. Lockyer Valley Regional Council BRN: 106069

Guest blogger: Lockyer Valley Regional Council. Displayed in the ‘Walk of Fame’ inside the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Gatton, are ten photographic portraits of Lockyer Valley locals who fought in the First World War. The portraits formed a component of the recent Queensland Government-sponsored exhibition ‘Queensland Transport Museum Salutes 100 Years of ANZAC’, which was on … Read more

Digitised@SLQ: Souvenir of Queensland : presented to Imperial troops, 17th January 1901.

Souvenir of Queensland: presented to Imperial troops, 17th  January 1901.

One of the exciting aims of State Library’s QANZAC100: memories for a new generation project is to identify and digitise 100 First World War collections from around Queensland. Depending on the significance or fragility of material, we can also extend our interest to items from other conflicts, such as the Boer War or World War 2. To that … Read more

Australian Born Soldiers Who Enlisted In The A.I.F. In America

Private Duncan McGlashen Foster, Acc: 30151/3

While researching two young soldiers I was intrigued to discover that they had both enlisted in the A.I.F. (Australian Imperial Force) in the United States, one in New York and the other in San Francisco.  The soldiers, Private Duncan McGlashen Foster and Private Keith Waldo Semmens enlisted in October and September 1918 respectively and were both posted to the … Read more

Nine recruits for No 1 AGH, 1914

No 1 AGH 1914

This group of nine, were among the first Queenslanders to embark for service overseas. They were all part of No 1 Australian General Hospital, formed at Enoggera in October 1914. From the Caldwell Family collection of papers and photographs, this autographed souvenir was taken prior to the Unit’s departure in November 1914. BACK: M.H. Archdall, C.W. Mackie, G.J. … Read more