1805 Info 8: John Henry Crompton
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|His early life
East Yorkshire and his early travels
|Homesteading in Alberta|
nothing very great in Australia'
His letter to Alberta, 31 July 1916
|DYSENTERY DIARRHOEA ENTERITIS furlough||His enlistment, embarkation and service record|
and on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
roads lead to France'
Edward Thomas 1878 - 1917
|Ypres and the
25 September - 3 October 1917
|'It was a
great battle ...'
4 October 1917
The remains of Zonnebeke Station and Alma Forest - 11 October 1917
|'He is not missing ...
The Menin Gate, Lowthorpe in East Yorkshire, Wainwright in Alberta and Caboolture in Queensland
We deeply regret to inform you that the above is now reported killed in action.
The records of the Australian Red Cross and
Australian War Memorial
Right: 42nd Battalion, AIF, shoulder patch
|Was it all worth
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The photograph, of an 'unknown' relative, was found in the family collection of Sheila Mellstrom, John Henry's great niece. It was immediately recognised as John henry in his uniform of the 3rd Division, Australian Imperial Force. The slouched hat, which originated in Egypt, with the AIF hat badge front and centre was the mark of Lt. Gen. Monash's 3rd Division. She very kindly gave me the original. Double click on the image for an A5 copy.
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