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A CRUCIFIX BY THE WAY. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
A- CRUCIFIX BY THE W'AY. .-saw-a- cross in a wastt~and; n - - BrokCn and "old and brown: A nail held up each open hand. A nail held both feet down. I saw a cross in the long ago. The man of flesh and bone; The-shouting mob who made it so, Tile crowd, the King. the throne. The " place of skulls " was far away, And life is strength and youth, The guns were calling night and day, I wondered which: was truth. For some have gone to the lowly man, And ~some have gone to slay, I could not read the crooked plan, And journeyed on my way. -C. S. M. Baker, TWho lit the fire in the A.P.AL's tent last week? The culorit should have served a sentence in the "Clink." If they don't like our esteemed captain they should not be so mean as to try ad burn hint out of bed, especially thi':se cold morlings.
SOUTH AFRICAN AND ACTIVE SERVICE ASSOCIATION. Social Evening. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
SOUTH AFRICAN AND ACTIVE SERVICE ASSOCIATION.. S Social Evening. On Thursday night, 2nd August, about 100 imenmbers of the above Asso ciation met at Morell's Orient Hotel and spent a most enjoyableleveninig. There is no gainsaying the fact that Sthis- Association is working upon the' ::right lines, and it extends.-a' wevome to any soldier -of the- A.LF. :to be -come a-mnembe i- The- Presidenit (Mr. Kenny) occupied. the chair, and -in opening the proceedings said that they' vere not there to do any buisi-' iness, but to enjoy, themselves. He - would not say -more, as Mr. Hay, the .secietary, was anxious toget a word ;In. -o . . - . . : Mr. J'Hay stated thiat since last meet ing the following new memibers had been proposed: - Percival,- James -a, riCMC., late 14th Battalion; .Sav-.e, Ernest lames, 59th Batt.; Havison, William Allen. 7th Batt.; Cavanagh, ,V. J. 22nd Batt.; Nort hauseni, C. L., 28th Batt.; Hutchison, X.V C., 9/59th Rein.; Schneider, E. L., .9/58th Rein;; Grant, D. G., 2...
ROLL OF HONOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
ROLL OF HONOUR. The following verses were com posed by' Private B. P. James, now in the recruits; in memory of the landing of t!re Australian troops- at -Gallipoli on-25th April, 1915. Private James will be a-member of the Sports nfen's Unit, and when he gets up our c·;d he will find plenty of subjectsfor verses: The Battle"of "the Dardanelles, Some few words I must say About the landing of our Troops, That sad but glorious day; They fought and died like heroes, . In the thickest of the fray; For Honour, KingF, and Country, They wori that Fatal Day. Now, when our boys had-landed, Right at the Turks did go; Tlhey never flinched; but went right on To Vict'ry they've proved so; They fought writ!l Buillddg courage, From trench to trench did go, To fight for good old " Britain" And to lay the Turks out low. Our gallant " General Bridges'" ' Shall never be foreot! He fought his last fight gamelf, Thou;gh death had been his lot: 'No notice had he taken Of"a warning just before; Dying like ...
SNAPSHOTS FROM HOME LEAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
SNAPSHOTS FROM HOME LEAGUE. Last week an invitation was given to lads to obtain, application forms before they left this camnp. If- you don't have a chance to-obtainr same.: before' leaving, rest .asstired that on the transport .you will find plent~y :of: :forms and an etiergietc Y.M: secred tary: SThe following: extrcts: have been t -ikei froin- letters receiv ed from sol -diers abroad :in rcpl,:-to Snapshots :fro?-Home- received:- : 'f'I must say it is just perfect! iTwo years have made 'irery little difference iin the ,-opearance of my dear father and mother, despite the tryiing tiines thiey have been: throtiugh.- I don't think anybody can realise what effect a little hloto: of home and its peace ful surroundings has on our lads, who of late have been through such try inm-times. " "? You can't imagine the jov it give me to have ' mother .in my pocket.' The dear 'ol&lt;d young-' face is like a dlraught of elixir to Inme and. I am .constantly being cheered by it." " Memorie...
WASTAGE OF HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
WASTAGE OF HORSES. London, 1st August.--In the House of Commons Mr. J. .L Macpherson stated that 250,000 horses and mules had died in the various theatres of war, being 16 per cent. annually of the total number. Commercial firms estimated that the wastage in peace time was 20 per cent. The army losses, therefore, were moderate, and were better than in any campaign in history. Five per cent had died in America before shipment owing to influenza and pneumonia.
A DULL CAMP. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
A DULL CAMP. The boys who come into Broad meadows from other camps say that the place is dead. There is no doubt this statement carries a certain &nbsp; amount of truth. There is an amuse- ment committee in camp, but they seem to stick to the one thing, i.e., concerts and picture shows. Why a sports meeting, being contest, bil- liard tournament, etc., could not be included in their programmes is hard to fathom. These pastimes are healthy and correct, and should be fostered. Men would find less neces- sity for dodging out of the camp every night if a change of programme now and again were given. The fact that every single man in camp pays i/- a. fortnight towards amusement &nbsp; should ensure a more varied pro- gramme. Let something be done here as in other camps. At Maribyr- nong they are up-to-date, and surely we are not going to play second fiddle to any camp in Victoria. There are plenty of athletes in our midst, and we hope to see our amusement com- mittee annou...
SOCKS FOR SOLDIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
SOCKS FOR SOLDIERS. Collingwood branch A.N.A. have 190 members on active service, and when, two months ago, the oficers suggested a knitting competition to ensure a satisfactory supply of socks for its soldier members no one anti- cipated the result that has been achieved. In that time no fewer than 400 pairs have been knitted by womenfolk who put the suggestion into practical form. At Collingwood Town Hall illuminated addresses were presented by the Chief Presi- dent, Mr. M. Davine, to the women who had knitted five or more pairs. There were 50 recipients of the lodge token. An evening competition was held in connection with the appeal, and Mrs. Ludeman, of Preston, estab- lished what is said to be a great re- cord by knitting 12½ inches of sock. in two hours, for which she received a special prize.
MOTOR TRANSPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
MOTOR TRANSPORT. By "Petal." At last we see a change in our mess-room. The orders are: Parade to your allotted seats, remove hats at the table, and see that the mess orderlies carry out their duties. The change is welcomed, and it now re- mains with the boys ,to abide by orders. We are also pleased to see Driver Crawford flying two stripes. Good boy, Sid. One of the N.S.W. boys with us was heard to say that Broadmeadows was like a home with the fire out. Is he homesick? During the week a football has been noticed among the M.T.S. and A.S.C. boys. Why not form a team and get busy? Last week many- of the M.T.S. boys had to part with their good friends (stretchers), as the order of the day was that all stretchers had to be re- moved from tents. Just because some men wiould not be tidy we now wake up with our eyes full of sand. Norman, fronr the office, has the job of allotting week-cend duties. We all think of Norman when we hear our names read out. ' The boys of the M.T.S. are pas- si...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
DEATHS. On Active Service. AUSTIN.—Killed in action on 26th August. 1916 (previously reported missing), Herbert Walter (Bert), the dearly beloved husband of Frances Austin, 14 Errol-av., Brunswick, and loving father of Marjorie. BRYANT.—Killed in action in France on the 24th May, Leslie James, the dearly beloved eld- est son of James and Daisy Bryant, of 487 Church-st., Richmond, aged 20 years and 7 months. -Inserted by his loving mother. BURROWS.—Killed in action in France, 6th June, Bdr. Charles, the dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Lizzie Spain), and darling daddy of little Jackie, late of 341 Princes-st., Port Melbourne, and now 89 Beaconsfield-par., Croxton, after 2 ytears and 11 months' active service. Sadly nmissed. —inserted by his broken-hearted wife, Lizzie, and son Jackie. LAVER.—Killed in action in France, July. Henry Stephen Laver, the dearly beloved third son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Laver, "Riverslea," &nbsp; Gogango, Queensland. &nbsp; His duty ...
INCREASED ALLOWANCES. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
INCREASED ALLOWANCES. In regard to the increased allow- ances now payable to returned sol- diers prior to discharge it was ex- plained by the Director-General of recruiting that it would be impossible to make the arrangement retrospec- tive. The allowances are being paid out of the funds controlled by the State War Councils, and only apply to men who have not been discharged. The date of enlistment is immaterial; any man now in the forces being en- titled to the increased allowance on his return from active service. After discharge the returned soldier be- comes the responsibility of the re- patriation trustees, and the extra allowarice paid by the State War Council ceases.
RE-EMPLOYMENT OF FIGHTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
RE-EMPLOYMENT OF FIGHTERS. According to the view of Mr. W. M. Hughes, the Prime Minister, em- ployers who refuse to reinstate for- mer emnployes who have returned from the war should be put in the public pillory. Mr. W. G. Mahony asked Mr. Hughes, in the House of Representa- tives, if he had had his attention drawn to a statement in the Sydney "Daily Telegraph " that certain busi- ness firms were refusing to reinstate returned soldiers. Mr. Hughes stated that he had not heard of the cases mentioned, but would be glad to learn the names of these firms. He did not know whether there was any power vested in the Government to deal with them, but they should, at least, be put in the public pillory, and the people would know what their patriotism was worth.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHS. DARGE BROADMEADOWS CAMP & 175 COLLINS ST., MELBOURNE. Official Victorian Photographer to "THE SOLDIER." Copies of all Military Pictures taken during the War may be obtained at any time, CHEAP READING The Adventures of a Despatch Rider. Exciting stories of tIll, prese?:t war. Private Spud Tamson. " Spud:" is a real scream.. E By Blow and Kiss. A .ood Australian yarn. The Cruise of the Dazzler, The Jacket, Before Adam, The Scarlet Plague. Four good stories by Jack London. Shorty McCabe. Side-Stepping with Shorty. Sewell Ford's (the author of "Torchy") anmusing stories. S Each 1/6. posted I/8. WRITE US FOR ALL YOUR MILITARY BOOKS. GEORGE ROBERTSON & CO. Fty. Ltd 107-113 ELIZABETH STREET. The Mebourne Sports Depot The Leading Firm in Australasia for ALL SPORTING REQUISITES Football, Gymnastic Goods, Etc. BOXING GLOVES of all -..... FOOTBALLS of all Descriptions. Call and Examine our Stock, or Write for Catalogues, 55-57 ELIZABETH ST., MELB. STOP RIG...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
The House of Quality YOUNG & JACKSON'S Boys! When you want a good shave or haircut, don't forget that W. MORGAN HAIRDRESSER, has a little shop in Camp, and is al ways pleased to see you. Cleanliness is his Motto, and "CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GOD LINESS," PARAMOUNT THEATRE Location : OPP. THEATRE ROYAL, BOURKIE STREET. Governing Direction .. . C. Williamson Films M.anaging Director ........ ..F. W. Thring Commencing Monday, 6th August. FANNY WARD, The Great English Emotional Actress, - in - THE MARRIAGE OF KITTY. Come on, boys! You will enjoy these items. They are worth anything up to A.W.L. to see. Bur'ke's Boot Store : Cheapest on Earth! :: BOURKE STREET. GUNTERS' Cut Prices for Spot Cash. JIILITARY WATCHES-LATEST JEWELLERY. 129a Elizabeth Street, Next Little Collins Street. LEGGINGS that Last 'Thily''e made in Solid Leather, so will give years off service- ,yell Inloeked., so will retain their shape, and look will and feel comfort alhe. 14/6 Call or Write Lincoln, Stuart an...
THE MUD HE LEFT BEHIND HIM. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
THE MUD HE LEFT BEHIND HIM. By One of the Boys. We used ter growl about the bloomin' sand in Sinai (Afore we crossed the sea to sunny France). And weren't we pleased, not 'alf, ter leave the burnin' cloudless sky, I'd double back there now if I'd a chance. No, it ain't the blanky Fritzes that has got our danders riz Nor his whizz-bangs, minniwerfers, nor his crump And it ain't the vaunted Prooshan Guards - I tell you what it is! Square dinkun, it's the MUD gives me the 'ump You gotter wear these rubber boots wot reaches to the 'ips, When yer goes a-strafin' Fritzie up the line, And fer five mile up the duck-board track yer shuffles, slides, and slips, &nbsp; While the raindrops trickle slowly down yer spine. If yer slips into. a "dimple" yer dis appears from sight, And if it should chanse tcr be a Jolinson 'ole, Then unless yer pals is 'andy - yer' chanses is pretty right Of appearin' on the "Herald's" 'onour roll. The coves wot yer - relievin' doesn't wait ter wish yer luck...
NO MAN'S LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
NO MAN'S LAND. No Man's Land is an eeric sight At early dawn, in the pale grey light; Never a house and never a hedge &nbsp; In No Man's Laind from edge to edge. And never a living soul walks there To taste the fresh of the morning air. Only some lumps of rotting clay, &nbsp; That were friends or foemen .yester day. What are the bounds of No Man's Land? You can see them clearlly on every hand; A mound of rag bags, grey in the sun, Or a furrow of brown, where the earthworks run, From the eastern hills to the western sea, 'Through field and forest o'er river and lea, No man may pass, but aim you well, And death rides across on the bullet or shell. But No Mans Land is a goblin sight When patrols crawl o'er the dead &nbsp; &nbsp; of' night. Boche or British, Belgian or French You dice with death when you cross the trench. When the rapid fire flies in the dark, Flits down the parapet, spark by spark, And you drop for cover to keep your head, With your face...
WHO'S WHO. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
WHO'S WHO. Down in the recruits there is one Private C. P. Cayzcr, of whom the 'Herald' of 17th July says: &nbsp; &nbsp; 'Charles Pelham Cayzer, a mar ried man from Kyabram, has become a recruit and has gone into camp. His father. John Cayzer, late of North Melbourne, was first cousin to Sir Charles Cayzer, baronet, of Glasgow, millionaire, shipowner, and founder of the 'Clan' line of &nbsp; steamers, a noted philanthropist. who died recently leaving an estate worth £2.175,000. Lady Jellicoe, wife of Sir John Jellicoe. and Lady Madden, &nbsp; wife of Rear-Admiral Madden, are both daughters of Sir Charles Cay zer, and, therefore, second cousins of this recruit. Sir Charles Cayzer's three sons are serving with the British forces. and each hold the rank of captain'.
POLICE SENSATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
POLICE SENSATIONS. During the week the police force in Victoria has received a very hard blow through alleged serious charges being laid against quite a batch of the 'boys in blue'. In &nbsp; Brunswick, Fitzroy. and South Mel bourne constables have been arrested or suspended, and the whole force is smarting under the stigma. Like every other body of men, it would be hard to have them all angels, but a policeman ought to set an example in. keeping the laws of the country - not breaking them. It only goes to prove that a man's life and liberty are at stake when a policeman has a taint, more especially the greed of gold. Good luck to the Police Chief for his efforts in purifying the force. May he succeed. If he would get educated men instead of - a lot of dunces he would find the public would pay the force far more respect than at the present time. Some of the men now in the force should be driving bullocks - they missed their avocation, sadly. Not only this, but quite a number...