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Tom Carmody a reluctant heroName: Tom Carmody
Unit: 69th Squadron, 3rd Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Location: Somme, France
The propaganda of the time pressured all young men to do their duty for King and country. On 8 September 1916, Tom Carmody enlisted in the AIF and sailed for England on the Ulysses A38 on 25 October 1916.
Why should you people at home not know the horrors of warName: John Alexander Raws
Unit: 23rd Battalion, 6th Brigade
Location: Pozières, France
John Alexander Raws wasn't in the war for long but in the four weeks or so he was there, he saw and experienced the most horrific fighting of World War I.
Womens land army played an important role during World War IIName: Isobel Anstee
Unit: Australian Women's Land Army
Location: Victoria, Australia
One of the most important products during World War II was flax. It was used for all sorts of clothing and equipment from coats to parachute harnesses, from ropes to tarpaulins and even to cover gliders used to transport troops.
Wounded soldier pleads for young nephew to stay out of warName: Walter Wells
Unit: 9th Field Coy, Australian Engineers
Location: France, Belgium
The horror of war was the subject of many a letter back home from Australian troops to their families during World War I and Walter Wells was no exception.