Centenary of the Great War

By David Dial
October 16 2018 - 9:00pm
END IN SIGHT: With the war all but over in the Middle East, Australian light horsemen begin the wind down from conflict. Photo: The Digger’s View by Juan Mahony.
END IN SIGHT: With the war all but over in the Middle East, Australian light horsemen begin the wind down from conflict. Photo: The Digger’s View by Juan Mahony.

Newcastle Morning Herald transcriptions and Hunter Valley enlistment and death Details for October 14-20, 1918.

TOTALS TO DATE

The return issued by the Defence Department shows that the casualties in the AIF to date total 285,062. Details are as follows: Dead, 53,584; missing, 87; wounded, 152,487; prisoners, 3388; sick, 75,300;  unspecified, 216. The figures for wounded and sick are in excess of the actual number affected, as many men have been admitted to hospital more than once.

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