March 2021

The HMAS Pioneer podcast was clearly of interest based on the emails I received. The podcast was not completely accurate and hopefully in time those with other information will add this to the posting to enable future researchers/interested parties to get a more accurate picture of the events.

John East has a paper Under Three Governors which looks at the life of Wilhelm Methner in GEA between 1902 and 1917. It’s on Academia.edu if the link fails. Although not World War 1, he has also published the translated memoirs of Tom von Prince on Academia.

The CWGC has an article on GA Murray who died on the Western Front, the return of a wooden cross to his family and his reburial in a I/CWGC cemetery

The war years are covered in the Archival records from Preserving Malawi endangered historical District Notebooks: 1891-1964 (EAP920)

Lucy London drew my attention to mentions of Africa in the Female Poets of the First World War collection (includes mention of brothers etc who lost their lives).

There has been an interesting discovery about the first print of Marching on Tanga by Francis Brett Young.

Andrew Kerr tells the story of his grandfather’s service with the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles

SA War graves in the news (might only be available to LinkedIn members) A similar article can be found here.

James Willson and Tom Lawrence are visiting the Tsavo Battlefields on a regular basis:
• Fri 23rd, Sat 24th and Sun 25th April
• May is fully reserved
• Fri 25th, Sat 26th and sun 27th June
For more info, contact Tom Lawrence atomlaw50[@]gmail.com or James Willson james[@]guerrillasoftsavo.com

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