Tag Archives: World War 1914 – 1918 Back

Frozen cheese and footy

Bert Hinkler and his family Bundaberg Queensland 1928

To be a Queensland soldier on foreign soil meant many different things. For Lieutenant Keith Mackay it meant loneliness and frozen cheese. For future aviator, Bert Hinkler, it was a source of pride, and for Corporal Ernest Mitchell it provided an opportunity to trumpet Queensland achievement. 2015 Q ANZAC 100 fellow, Robert Hogg, has spent … Read more

Redlands Library honours WWI servicemen

Local History and Heritage Librarian, Leonie Swift (formerly Taylor) welcomes guests to the Cleveland Library event on 19 August, 2015.

Guest Blogger: Leonie Swift – Local History and Heritage Librarian, Redland Libraries Over 70 people attended a moving presentation entitled Redlanders and the Great War Wednesday 19 August at Cleveland Library. This project was the culmination of a collaborative effort between U3A, Redland Libraries and the Redland Museum to honour the 100th Anniversary of WWI. It was … Read more

He is remembered

Cyril Burdeu, Mena Camp

Beach Cemetery also known as Hell Spit was used from the day of the landing on Gallipoli and overlooks the southern point of Anzac Cove. It is here that you can find 391 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated, including Cyril Burdeu. Mena Camp, Egypt This handsome 6ft Aussie was 22 when … Read more

Volunteer Flying Corps

L-R: Rendle, Cherry, Smith, Snell, Turk, MacLeod

On this day in 1915 a committee was formed to raise funds for the Volunteer Flying Corps. Later known as the Queensland Volunteer Flying Civilians, the VFC was formed by Major Thomas MacLeod and Lieutenant Valdemar Rendle. Six of the Volunteer Flying Corps – V. Rendle, G. Cherry, H. Smith, P. Snell, H. Turk, T. … Read more

First Indigenous Australian decorated in World War One Private Maitland Madge MM Bravery in the Field.

Guest Blogger: Tilly Geary Maitland Madge was born in March 1894 at Cooktown, Cape York to Ella an Indigenous woman and Richard Madge an immigrant from Devon, England. In 1905 possibly to prevent his son from being taken away to a government mission Richard Madge applied for Maitland to be exempted from the Aboriginals Protection … Read more