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Brief Tale – Joseph Saunders

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A Brief Tale of Private Joseph Saunders – Service no. 164 Joseph Saunders was born 1893 Manly, and lived his short life at 15 Surfers Parade, Freshwater NSW. • Joe Saunders joined the Australian army in 1914 at the age of 21. • He served with the 14th Field Ambulance of the Australian Army Medical Corps. […]

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Brief Tale – Avenues of Honour

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Brief History of Avenues of Honour After World War 1 (1914-1918) our Nation was still grieving the loss of so many young men (60,000), many of whom were without a grave site to visit as their remains were left in faraway European battlefields. In the parks and streets of country towns, villages and suburbs across […]

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Brief Tales – Fred A Reynolds

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Fred A Reynolds    Service number 191. Reynolds was a local boy who love to surf at Freshie and South Steyne. He was a member of the Manly Seagulls Club at South Steyne in 1914 and was credited with saving a number of swimmers lives before he was 20. Fred trained as an Electrical Engineer […]