Hudson Fysh

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First name: Hudson

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Last name: Fysh

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Sir Hudson Fysh of St Leonards, Tasmania was a founder of Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd (QANTAS), 1920. He was a woolclasser aged 19 when he enlisted with the A.I.F., 26 Aug. 1914 and embarked from Hobart on board Transport A2 Geelong, 20 Oct. 1914. He served with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron in Gallipoli, was seconded to the 67th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, 6 July 1917 and appointed Flying Officer Observer 4 Dec. 1917. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 2 Oct. 1918 and returned to Australia on HT Port Sydney, 5 March 1919

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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