In September 1914 Charles Reginald Yells, a 24 year old labourer from Kapunda, South Australia enlisted with the AIF. Joining the 9th Light Horse Regiment, he trained at Broadmeadows in Victoria before embarking on the HMAT Karroo for Egypt in February 1915. In July 1915, he was promoted to Temporary Sergeant to teach at the Imperial School of Instruction at Zeitoun, Egypt. He worked as an instructor at the school until assigned for “special duty” to the Red Sea Ports on 10 August 1917.

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Tuesday 12 June 2007 by Anne-Marie Conde. No comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Research material, War records

It is not enough to expect the evidence of the past to be preserved as a matter of chance or accident. Someone has to care.

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Tuesday 12 June 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. No comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Research material, War records

Australia's records: preserved as sacred things - pictures relics and writings.

By C. E. W. Bean, The Anzac Bulletin, Vol 40, 10 October 1917.

British Headquarters, France,
September 29 [1917].
By C. E. W. BEAN.

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Tuesday 12 June 2007 by Anne-Marie Conde. 9 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Research material, War records

Ninety years ago, in May 1917, the Australian War Records Section (AWRS) was formed in London. It is from this date that we trace the formal origins of the Australian War Memorial. Over the next two years the AWRS acquired approximately 25,000 objects, as well as paper records, photographs, film, publications, and works of art. All were brought back to Australia in 1919 and formed the basis of the collection of what would eventually become the Australian War Memorial.

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Recently, I had one of those marvellous moments of discovery connecting T E Lawrence to C E W Bean . . . well, in a small way.

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Friday 25 May 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 18 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Messines - Mines

Tunnellers – Hill 60

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Monday 21 May 2007 by John Lafferty. 1 comments.
Personal Stories, Battlefield Tours After the trip, Then and Now

I'm now back at work and catching up on the email and tasks. I am also still processing the photos taken on the trip. As I go through the images I am adding notes but also looking for those images that where taken to match those in the collection. Here is the first one. It is a panoramic photo of North Beach. Although these images have been taken at a slightly different angle the details are still clear and the changes to the landscape become obvious.

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Tuesday 15 May 2007 by Shaune Lakin. No comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Photographs & Film, War records

Cirkut panoramas

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