John Northcott

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First name: John

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Last name: Northcott

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Brief diary entries begin with administrative duties with the 12th Battalion in Mena Camp, Cairo, departure for Lemnos Island 27 Jan. 1915, route marches ashore, landing and training exercises and landing at Gallipoli where he was wounded 25 Apr. 1915, voyage on Clan MacGillivray with 840 wounded to Alexandria, hospitalisation there and at Wandsworth, England, leave in Scotland and departure for Australia Nov. 1915, arriving in Melbourne 30 Dec. 1915. Entries for Apr. 24-25 are inserted, out of order. Includes sketch, 'Why Charlie dropped his bundle'.

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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