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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Pte Archibald Calman, circa October 1915.

http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/DA11135

 

Calman A    Pte    2125    Archibald            22 Inf Bn    24    Oilskin coat polisher    Single    R C        

Address:    Essendon, Miller St, 3    

Next of Kin:    Calman, William, father, 3 Miller St, Essendon  

                                                             Brewster St, Essendon  by 2 August 1917

Enlisted:    2 Jul 1915        

Embarked:     A20 Hororata 27 Sep 1915 

 

Transferred to the 2 Pioneer Battalion on 11 March 1916 in Egypt.

 

HOW THE GERMANS WERE
"MOWN DOWN LIKE RABBITS"
OUR STRETCHER-BEARERS BUSY

 
"I haven't had any time this last week or two to write because we have
been in a big battle," says Private A. Calman, of the Pioneers, in a letter to
his parents, Brewster street, Essendon, under date May 10. "I came out of it
all right,"he continues. "It was the biggest charge we have over been In.
Pozieres was nothing to it. Our lads got all the ground they were after.
They were marvels. Of course they lost a good few. They gave the Germans

a terrible doing, mowing them down like rabbits. I lost one of my mates.

He was standing just in front of me when a shell came over and killed him.

I never got a scratch.


They put our platoon on stretcher bearing and we all got recommended
for our good work. "It was terrible carrying the boys out under such heavy

shell fire. We did not care whether we were hit or not so long as we got

the poor wounded lads away from the fire. To tell the truth we hadn't any

sleep for over a week. We came out of the trenches yesterday for a spell

and are resting at a camp a long way behind the firing line."

 

HOW THE GERMANS WERE "MOWN DOWN LIKE RABBITS" (1917, August 2). The Herald

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), p. 14. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242483459

 

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