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William Richard ANNEAR - KIA - ID# 691
William was the second of four children born to John and Ann Annear, of Ballarat, Victoria. His father John died in 1879 leaving Ann alone to raise their children John (11), Elizabeth (8), William (4) and infant Lilly.
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Daniel COCKING - KIA - ID# unknown
980 Corporal Daniel COCKING was a prospector from Ballarat, Victoria.
Daniel was apparently working in the northern goldfields of Western Australia around Cue when he enrolled in the 11th Battalion at Geraldton on 4 September 1914.
We suspect that Daniel is in the Cheops photo, but he is yet to be identified.
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Ernest Holt FLYNN - RTA - ID# 484
780 Private Ernie Flynn had just turned 21 when he enlisted for service at Geraldton, Western Australia on 5 September 1914. He joined the 11th Battalion, G Company after undergoing his training at Blackboy Hill, and was part the original group that embarked on HMAT Ascanius (A11) from Fremantle on 31 October 1914.
Ernie returned to Australia after his war service.
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Dedication verse for Captain C. A. BARNES
"In a recent issue of the “People” [London] (c.a. September 1915) appears an appreciation of the late Captain Barnes, who fell in action at the operations on the peninsula whilst leading his company of the 11th Battalion.
Captain C. A. Barnes had from boyhood been a resident of this state Western Australia and was practically a soldier from his teens. In civil life he was in service of the W.A. Trustee Company.
John H. Barnes, the uncle of the late Captain “Charley” Barnes, was a well-known English actor. Proud of his nephew, he contributed the following verses to the “People”"
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Charles Albert BARNES - KIA - ID# 684
This is possibly the last photo taken of Captain Charles Albert Barnes - he was killed at Gallipoli on 28 April 1915.
On Sunday, January 10, 1915, Captain Barnes wrote in a letter to his mother:
‘After Church this morning the whole Battalion was marched up to the Pyramid
(Old Cheops) and we had a photo took or at least several of them.’
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Lance Corporal Harry Sawley was 23 years old when he was killed in action on 25th of April 1915, the day of the Gallipoli landing. Harry was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England to parents John and Mary Jane Sawley.
His service record, held by the National Archives of Australia, states his occupation is a Painter, of Wesleyan religious denomination, standing 5ft 6ins tall, with blue eyes, brown hair, and a fair complexion, with no distinguishing marks.