William Harold (Bill) MOFFLIN (507) - RTA - ID# 409

poppy2 Edward Walter (Ted) MOFFLIN (464) - DOW - ID# 410

poppy2 Percy Sutherland MOFFLIN (227) - KIA - 10th LH

Horace Elgar MOFFLIN (6282/7102) - RTA - 16 Bn

MOFFLIN, William Harold Pte 507 10 Jan 1915 Khufu PyramidMOFFLIN, Edward Walter L/Cpl 464 10 Jan 1915 Khufu Pyramid


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. 

poppy2 George Larter - KIA - ID# 485

George LARTER - 10 Jan 1915, Khufu Pyramid, Giza, Egypt

"He rose responsive to his country’s call
and gave for her his best, his life, his all"

Early life

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.

Joseph Eric PIERCY, Lance Corporal, 343 – RTA – ID# 032

Joseph Eric PIERCY, 34 L/Cpl Cheops Pyramid 10 Jan 1915


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.

Lt. John Arnold ARCHIBALD - DOW - ID# 506

Sgt John Arnold ARCHIBALD - 10 Jan 1915 Khufu Pyramid, Giza, Egypt


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.

Cyril BOLLE, Lance Corporal, 907 – KIA – ID# 587

L/Cpl Cyril BOLLE Cheops Pyramid 10 Jan 1915

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.

Patrick George GREEN, 907 – RTA – ID# 407

407A different world

Life in Australia in the 21st century is vastly different to the environment which our World War 1 ancestors knew. Their parents were our pioneers striving to make a life for their families in undeveloped bush regions.Their lives were tough, their sons and daughters had to be forged in steel to survive.

I wonder how many of us would have the sheer grit the average person needed to live in the south west of Western Australia in those early days.

 

"Peachy" Green respected Turkish soldiers