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terryb95
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I recommend this site, incredible detail. I have 3 men in my researches who were with the AIF, I now know their Aus addresses, date of enlistment, and even their embarkation details (as well as all the other men in that draft) - incredible.

Stumbled across Joseph Maxwell VC (there were Australian VCs other than Jacka !) which contained the following

Admitted to Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 4 February 1916; discharged to duty, 11 March 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 36 days. Rejoined unit, 14 March 1916.

http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?key=MAXWELL/J/607

I would have thought the discharge removed him from duty !

Andy

PS Thanks for the link Terry

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No extra information that can't be found elsewhere on the WWW (such as on the AWM website), but it's great to see it all put together in one location.

A lot easier than separate searches.

Cheers for the link Terry!

Dave.

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Guest Peter Dennis

Actually the ADFA site contains contains considerably more information than is available on the AWM site, although looking at individual entries might not reveal the extent of this additional information. Some thousands of individual files held by National Archives of Australia have been accessed, many of which have not yet been digitised on the NAA website. Scores of thousands of brothers/fathers/sons. cousins have been cross-referenced, and dates of birth obtained from non-AWM sources have been added, as have details - again for thousands of entries - regarding schools, postwar deaths and places of burial (some of the latter details taken from web sources, others from personally walking cemeteries). There is a second level of search engine (not yet available to the public) that enables searches to be made across any combination of the 50+ fields on the database, which makes it unique in Australian sources. As well, many of the errors on the various AWM sites are being progressively corrected (as well, I should add, as the errors on the ADFA site - no one site is perfect).

Peter Dennis

No extra information that can't be found elsewhere on the WWW (such as on the AWM website), but it's great to see it all put together in one location.

A lot easier than separate searches.

Cheers for the link Terry!

Dave.

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For a long time I have had this note on my computer, and the text of a letter he wrote to a local vicar, but I had no further information. I have now. There are four Australian army men from Holmfirth that I am aware of, three were killed.

Many thanks for that link, it is really useful.

Tony.

A former resident of Hepworth, Private F. Dent, who had emigrated to Australia before the war, described the landings at Anzac in a letter to the vicar of Hepworth. He had enlisted in the Australian Army at the beginning of the war and was wounded on his first day in action.

F Dent.

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