Centenary of the Great War

By David Dial
December 26 2018 - 4:00am
DESERT CELEBRATION: Australian light horsemen enjoying their Christmas get together. Photo: The Digger’s View by Juan Mahony
DESERT CELEBRATION: Australian light horsemen enjoying their Christmas get together. Photo: The Digger’s View by Juan Mahony

Newcastle Morning Herald transcriptions and Hunter death details for December 23-29, 1918.

AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES

The 453rd list of Australian casualties, issued Thursday, contained 98 names. There were seven reported killed in action, 38 died of illness, and one died from a cause not stated. Of the remainder four were reported wounded, four injured, and 53 ill. The only northern casualty reported is that of J. L. Page, of Muswellbrook, who died at the Quarantine station, Woodman's Point, West Australia, from pneumonic influenza.

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