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David John SIMCOCK - KIA - ID# 15
I carnt berleeve he's gorn - Pore ole Pink
He was just a private, one of the many in the original 11th Battalion and yet everyone knew him. His shock of bright red hair made him instantly recognizable, but it was his magnetism, his humour, his personality which stood him apart from the others.
In 1914, aged 31 with a wife, two children and a fruit and vegetable business to manage, he could have easily left the fighting to younger men but he was amongst the first to enlist when the call went out for recruits for the Australian Infantry Forces.
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William Harold (Bill) MOFFLIN (507) - RTA - ID# 409
Edward Walter (Ted) MOFFLIN (464) - DOW - ID# 410
Percy Sutherland MOFFLIN (227) - KIA - 10th LH
Horace Elgar MOFFLIN (6282/7102) - RTA - 16 Bn
This Cheops photo had an important place in my childhood
Joelle Tinomano (nee Mofflin) 10 Jan 2015
In her own words, Joelle tells us what the Cheops photo means to her and her family.
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"He rose responsive to his country’s call
and gave for her his best, his life, his all"
The West Australian port of Fremantle was experiencing a typical warm, sunny spring day on the last Tuesday of November 1910 when the passenger ship Orvieto, carrying two hundred and twenty two nominated and assisted immigrants from the ‘old country’ steamed through The Heads and into the harbour.
Eighteen year old George Larter was one of that number.
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Joseph Eric PIERCY, Lance Corporal, 343 – RTA – ID# 032
A Professional Soldier
Like many other men in Western Australian in the early 1900's Joseph Eric Piercy commenced his military service by serving in the 11th Australian Regiment (Perth Regiment).
When he enlisted at Blackboy Hill in the Perth foothills on the 2nd of September 1914, 15 days shy of his 24th birthday, he had already served 3 years and 4 months in the Perth Regiment.
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Lt. John Arnold ARCHIBALD - DOW - ID# 506
Part 2 - The Jacksons and Archibalds - Extraordinary service, extraordinary lives
John Arnold Archibald was born in 1890 in Ulmarra, in the Clarence River district of New South Wales. (His Service Record which states Leederville, WA is incorrect). He was the youngest child of William Thomas Powell/Pouel Archibald, and Clara Amelia Archibald (nee Baker). His parents were married in Sydney in 1872 and had nine children - 5 sons and 4 daughters - all born between 1873 and 1890 when the family was living in the Clarence River area.
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Cyril BOLLE, Lance Corporal, 907 – KIA – ID# 587
A treasured story
Rita Hodges (nee Bolle) died at the age of 35 leaving 4 young daughters between the ages of 9 and 14. She was only one and a half years old when her older brother Nicholas was killed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
Her memories of her older brother would have been virtually non existent.