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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

Discovering Sister Greta Norman Towner through Historical Enquiry

Sister Greta Norman Towner – date and location unknown. (image shared by family member)

Guest blogger: Avril Fazel, Head of Department, Blackall State School. During research into Blackall born and past student of Blackall State School, Major Edgar Towner VC MC FRGSA, a student from Blackall State School came across an article describing the return of Lieutenant Edgar Towner and his sister, nurse Greta Towner to their home town of … Read more

Sister Marion Winifred Croll

29854 Marion Winifred Croll Photographs

State Library recently acquired a collection of 180 photographs, taken by Queensland nurse, Marion Winifred ‘Winnie’ Croll, who served in Egypt during the First World War. This collection holds considerable significance for State Library, as Winnie was the wife of a Brisbane doctor David Gifford Croll, whose extensive papers are also held in the John … Read more

Hospital in a palace

Heliopolis Palace Hotel in Cairo, 1914-1918, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Image: 29835-0001-0067

On this day in 1915, The Queenslander published an interesting letter that had been received by Mrs. J. F. Lyons of Teneriffe, from her son, Corporal J. D. O’Hagan, Army Medical Corps. Dated 27 January and written from Cairo, the letter described a sumptuous hotel – the Palace Hotel in Heliopolis, about 4½ miles west of Cairo, … Read more