Commemorating ancestors who were involved in World War 1, including -

Private 602, Edward Samuel BRIDGEMENT (Australia),
Rifleman 17/1344, Herbert McWILLIAMS (Ireland) and
Private 7395, Robert P MULHOLLAND (Ireland).

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

August 1914 - Paddy left ...



Found in the early pages of a diary which later became a 'Diary of the War 1914-1915, 1916' by Ada Anna Bridgement.






Paddy left Aug 1914



Bridgement, Ada Anna. "Diary" (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1912-1916), p. 9; privately held by John Terence. Mulholland, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Margate, Queensland, Australia, 2013. Mr Mulholland was the son-in-law of the diary's author. 


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Sometime between 22 January 1912 and 1914


Found in the early pages of a diary which later became a 'Diary of the War 1914-1915, 1916' by Ada Anna Bridgement.





In your long chain of
friendship
Count me a link

Thomas Walden

Bridgement, Ada Anna. "Diary" (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1912-1916), p. 7; privately held by John Terence. Mulholland, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Margate, Queensland, Australia, 2013. Mr Mulholland was the son-in-law of the diary's author. 

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22 January, 1912 - Many a ship has gone to sea ...


Found in the early pages of  a diary which later became  a 'Diary of the War 1914-1915, 1916' by Ada Anna BRIDGEMENT. 


22=12=12

Many a ship has gone to sea
And lost for the want of a rudder
Many a girl has lost her boy
Through talking to a mother

E. S. Bridgement



Bridgement, Ada Anna. "Diary" (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1912-1916), p. 5; privately held by John Terence. Mulholland, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Margate, Queensland, Australia, 2013. Mr Mulholland was the son-in-law of the diary's author. 


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Sometime between 6 January 1912 and 22 January 1912 Think of me oftimes dearest ...


Found in the early pages of  a diary which later became  a 'Diary of the War 1914-1915, 1916' by Ada Anna BRIDGEMENT. 




Think of me oftimes dearest
though we are far apart
others may have their comforts
but you still have my heart
G R Graves



Bridgement, Ada Anna. "Diary" (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1912-1916), p. 3; privately held by John Terence. Mulholland, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Margate, Queensland, Australia, 2013. Mr Mulholland was the son-in-law of the diary's author. 



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6 January 1912 Miss Ada Bridgement






Found in the early pages of  a diary which later became a 'Diary of the War 1914-1915, 1916' by Ada Anna BRIDGEMENT. 



Miss Ada Bridgement
18 & 20 Regent Street
City
6 " 1 " 12



Bridgement, Ada Anna. "Diary" (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1912-1916), front and back covers, p. 1; privately held by John Terence. Mulholland, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Margate, Queensland, Australia, 2013. Mr Mulholland was the son-in-law of the diary's author.


© Geoff Mulholland 2013 - 2016

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

10 February, 1916, Rifleman McWilliams, KIA

Rifleman 17/1344, Herbert McWilliams was killed in action on 10 February, 1916. Herbert was 19 years of age. He was the son of Thomas (deceased) and Ellen McWilliams, of 9 Abingdon Street, Belfast.

In Memory of Rifleman Herbert McWilliams
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/72009/McWILLIAMS,%20HERBERT

Herbert is buried in Plot II, Row B, Grave 34, Auchonvillers Military Cemetery; Auchonvillers Communal Cemetery, Auchonvillers, Somme, Picardie, France.



© Geoff Mulholland 2013-2016