Albert Richmond Compton

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First name: Albert

Middle name: Richmond

Last name: Compton

Personal information:

Sergeant A. R. Compton, coachsmith of Leichhardt, N.S.W. embarked from Sydney, NSW on board HMAT A9 Shropshire, 17 Mar. 1915. He served with the 13th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement at Gallipoli and in France. On 11 Apr. 1917, he was captured by the Germans at Bullecourt, remaining a prisoner until repatriation in Dec. 1918. Diary describes voyage on T.S.S. Shropshire, experiences in Egypt, 17 Apr. - 26 June 1915, action on Gallipoli, hospitalisation on Lemnos 14 Sep.-1 Nov. 1915 and evacuation 19 Dec. 1915

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The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.

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