On 6th March 2017 David Wilson achieved the award of the gold badge as a fully accredited member of the International Guild Of Battlefield Guides. The Guild is based in the UK, but now has several members based in overseas countries who are involved in the professional delivery of battlefield tours. There are only four … Continue reading
A quick note to let everyone know that I will be adding some new photos during August 2016. Thank you to all of those who have sent in imagery. I look forward to updating you on our most recent discoveries which have been shared by relatives of 19th Battalion men.
We have added several new photographs in the NEW PHOTOS section. We have more photos to add as time permits. We are grateful to those relatives and descendants who continue to contact us and contribute their family treasures.
In early December 2014 we received an email from descendants in Canada of the family of 1562 Private James McIlwee. Private McIlwee enlisted into the 1st Reinforcements on 16 April 1915 and sailed on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915. He was killed in action on 30 August 1918 as one of the members … Continue reading
2Lt Cecil Healy was killed on 29 August 1918 near Sword Wood west of Péronne in the opening phase of the Battle of Mont St Quentin. Healy and the three men from the 19th Battalion who were killed with him that day are now buried in Assevillers New British Cemetery, France. Many other Australians who … Continue reading
To read more about this story and other new information discovered since the publication of the book click here.
Read two new reviews of Fighting Nineteenth from the NSW RSL REVEILLE Magazine and the AWM WARTIME Magazine here, and view new photos here.
Seven more names have been found to add to the Master Nominal Roll. View them here.
Since the book’s publication more photos of the 19th Battalion have been sent to us. You can view them as we receive them here. Channel 7’s Sunday Night program has generously allowed us to display a photo of 19th Battalion men from the recently discovered Thuillier Collection in France. More photos from The Lost Diggers … Continue reading