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Primrose-A-G-2nd-Air-Mechanic-1634

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Primrose A G        2nd Air Mechanic    1634    Alfred Gordon     AFC    30    Vulcaniser    Married    Pres        Address:    Kensington, Collett St, 62   (1914 Electoral Roll)   

Next of Kin:    Primrose, Lillian Florence, Mrs, wife, 54 Dinsdale St, Albert Park   

Enlisted:    23 Nov 1917       

Embarked:     A74 Marathon 10 May 1917 (Sydney)  

 

Relatives on Active Service:

Primrose-A-V-Gunner-22313 brother

 

Flemington-Kensington Church News, February 1919

1634, 2A/m. Alf. G. Primrose, 2nd Squad. Aust. Flying Corps, sailed from Sydney on 10th May, 1917. On arrival in England he was sent to the Aerodrome at  Farnborough. On leave he visited relatives at Glasgow, where he had a line  time. Among other places visited was the bonnie Loch Lomond.

 

The Flying Corps moves about a great deal and Alf. mentions that he has been moved eight times in nine months. Speaking of the great German offensive last Spring he says——" I am pleased to say it was one of the Aussie Divisions which stopped the rot. I will never forget seeing the old people fleeing along the roads with all their effects in a barrow or donkey cart ....... France is a nation I admire and they can fight. The women and children are wonderful the way they work in the fields. Boys are doing men's work and the girls working on the roads and in the coal mines .........

 

One day this week our two squadrons brought down 15 Huns and we did not lose a pilot." 

 

War Service Commemorated

Flemington Branch ANA

Flemington-Presbyterian-Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

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