|Author||Wilson, Claire, author.;|
|Call Number||923.594 W747|
|Year||2016. 016 .|
|Pagination||123 pages : photographs (some colour), portraits, facsimiles ; 26 cm.|
|Note||Includes bibliographical references. "Taken on strength" was the term the Army used when soldiers joined a military unit. These are the stories of ten men who served with the fledgling Australian Imperial Forces during World War I. Born in the 1890's they were of the right age at the timeAustralia was calling for volunteers to serve at the front. The First World War began in August 1914 and from then on through to 1916 these young men enlisted as they became of age. They were students, an apprentice, and in the workforce. They were you ng and in their prime, some studious, others gentle and others looking for adventure. Drawn from diverse backgrounds of class, wealth, experience and faith their stories give a small snapshot of Australian life at the time. General.|
|Place made||Australia :|
Taken on Strength : ten stories from World War One / Claire Wilson.
Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Horace Bolitho: For Kind & Country -- Chapter 2. Harry Coombs: Cobbers -- Chapter 3. Albert "Buck" Coombs: Baptism of Fire -- Chapter 4. Ross Craig: On a Green Hill far away -- Chapter 5. Tom Craig: True Grit -- Chap ter 6. Albert "Blue" Goudey: an unlikely Soldier -- Chapter 7. Leslie, Alec and Ernest Martin: Brothers in Arms -- Chapter 8. Walter Wilson: To Brigade HQ -- Medals Awarded -- Structure of the AIF -- Individuals at a Glance -- Notes and References -- Bibl iography -- Acknowledgements.
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