Bilston, Euliseus St Ives (Private, b.1872 - d.1938)

Places
Accession Number MSS1445
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Poem
Maker Bilston, Euliseus St Ives
Place made Australia, Canada, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915; 1992
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 93/0015
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition, Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 398 Private Euliseus St Ives Bilston, 28 Battalion, Australia, Gallipoli, 1915.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Consists of two poems by Bilston. The first, titled "Out to Win", was written prior to embarkation from Australia. The second was written at Gallipoli following a fruitless search of the Lone Pine battlefield for the body of his nephew, 1125 Private Charles Currie of the 7th Battalion. The collection also includes a poem by Ron Beamish, written in response to Bilston's poems in 1992.