Robert Douglas Caldwell

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First name: Robert

Middle name: Douglas

Last name: Caldwell

Personal information:

Robert Douglas Caldwell , a jackeroo of Burwood, Sydney enlisted 19 Feb. 1917 aged 19 and served with the 2nd Battalion, 25th Reinforcement. He embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board H.M.A.T. A20 Hororata, 14 June 1917 and returned to Australia Jan. 1919. Collection includes a few letters from Frank Grange and Frank Bailey: Frank Gordon Grange, a clerk of Newtown, Sydney embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A32 Themistocles, 12 May 1915 and served with the 17th Battalion, C Company. He was killed in action, 9 Oct. 1917 and awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, altered to Military Medal. Frank Bailey, a law clerk of Armidale, New South Wales embarked from Sydney on board H.M.A.T. A20 Hororata, 14 June 1917 and served with the 2nd Battalion, 25th Reinforcement. He returned to Australia 27 Sept. 1918

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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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