Tag Archives: 49th Battalion Back

Field Service Postcard

Field service postcard - front, record # 21128636310002061 John Oxley Library, SLQ

Guest Blogger: Mark Cryle, 2016-17 Q ANZAC 100: memories for a new generation Fellow Among the artefacts commonly found in collections of correspondence from World War 1 veterans is the Field Service Postcard. They constituted a significant percentage of the vast correspondence that travelled between the battle front and the home front during the war … Read more

As Brave as a Lion

P.F. Stuart 1914

Diary of Lieutenant Peter F M Stuart, 9th and 49th Infantry Battalions 1914-1916 “A splendid officer, so careful and thoughtful of his men, and as brave as a lion” At age 20, Peter Fitzalan McDonald Stuart, a jackeroo from Rockhampton enlisted in the AIF on 1 September 1914. Accompanied by his mates Jack Atherton and Fred … Read more

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

Lieutenant Reginald Herbert Verry: 9th / 49th Battalion

Sergeant R.H. Verry, one of the soldiers photographed in The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 1915

Guest blogger: Ian Lang, researcher, Coorparoo Methodist Church Roll of Honour The story of Reg Verry is closely linked to that of another soldier whose name appears on the Coorparoo Memorial, James Atkinson. Although coming from different backgrounds their war service runs in very close parallel, with similarities in age, rank, battalions, and most importantly … Read more

Captain James Victor Atkinson: 9th Battalion/49th Battalion

Captain J.V. Atkinson, Page 26 of the Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 13 October, 1917.

Guest blogger: Ian Lang, researcher, Coorparoo Methodist Church Roll of Honour James Atkinson was the son of Henry Wallace Atkinson, a prominent city architect, and Martha Atkinson. The family address was “Martha Villi”, Cavendish Road, Coorparoo. James was born in 1893 and as a boy attended Coorparoo State School and then Brisbane Boys Grammar. James … Read more

A Letter from the Front

Leon Maurice Lyons on his wedding day, National Archives of Australia, A14290, 175

On this day in 1915, the The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts in Barcaldine published a letter from the Front, written by a young station manager, Corporal Leon Maurice Lyons, to his brother, Mr. R. F. Lyons. Leon belonged to the 5th Light Horse Regiment, and wrote from Ma’adi, Egypt, on 25th … Read more