George Horan

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First name: George

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Last name: Horan

Personal information:

George Horan, an engineer of Glebe, N.S.W., was born in Bathurst, N.S.W. and enlisted at the age of 22 in Sydney, 28 Aug. 1914. He embarked from Sydney on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914. He served with the First Division Artillery, A.I.F. in Egypt, Gallipoli, Greece, France, Belgium and England. He received the Military Medal for Gallantry and devotion to duty at Pozieres, 1916 and returned to Australia on the Port Hacking, 3 Dec. 1918. His brother, Richard Joseph Horan and uncle, George Richard Horan were both killed in action in 1915.

Donated to the Library by Mrs P. Goldsmith, 1967.

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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