15 November 1915
- The Leader reports:
Our wounded men now in London speak in the most affectionate terms of General Birdwood, who seems to have identified himself heart and soul with his Australian soldiers. Dressed just like the men he tramps about the trenches, encouraging and directing them. One boy was firing away at the Turks when someone touched him on the shoulder. “Here, go to blazes” he exclaimed, impatiently, and looking round, discovered to his dismay that he was addressing the General. “It’s all right, my boy,” said the latter, patting him on the shoulder, “but let’s have a go at them, will you?” and he took the privates’ gun for a turn.
- Mr and Mrs Stokes of Moulder Street learn that their son, Walter, is in hospital in a serious condition. Soldier in Hospital
- The residents of Cumnock present Corporal Charles Grimson, DCM with a gold medal as a token of esteem for his gallantry at the Dardanelles on the 9 June 1915. Personal