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Prisoner of War – William Harold TRELOAR – The first member of the Australian Flying Corps to be captured

Many will be familiar with the name John Linton Treloar, who during the First World War took on the organisation of the fledgling Australian War Records Section that formed the basis of the Australian War Memorial’s WW1 collection.  Perhaps not so well-known was his older brother William Harold Treloar, who became the first member of the Australian Flying Corps to be taken prisoner in WW1.   Harold, as he was known throughout his life, was one of Australia’s early aviators.  He had b

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“…a most excellent nurse – one of the very best Australia has sent out.”

Sister Cawood has for four years faced the perils of the deep and the dangers of field hospitals near to the firing-line, and has shown by her gallantry, heroism and self-sacrifice that she is worthy of the great honor and distinction which I am proud to know has been conferred upon her.  We diggers all say, “God bless her and all the other brave Australian sisters who gave up everything to assist us when we badly required help.”  We won’t forget them. [Michael Adams, 1919 – late Pte 1129,

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