Reginald Thomas Salisbury

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First name: Reginald

Middle name: Thomas

Last name: Salisbury

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Reginald Thomas Salisbury was born 19 January 1894, he served in the South Atlantic Squadron and then later in the Pacific Squadron of the Royal Navy on H.M.S. Orama. The Orama was an armed merchant cruiser that participated in both the Battle of Coronel and Falkland Islands. After action in the South Atlantic ocean the Orama came to Sydney, N.S.W. for repairs in October 1915. She was transferred to the South Eastern patrol on 27 November 1915. When conveying Australian troops, she was hit by a German submarine ca. 28 October 1917.

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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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