Still reading Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally. Having read there so much about Lemnos I was interested to find this man was a patient there in 1915. That is, if I interpret the stories from The Illawarra Mercury correctly…
See also. Mind you, I am wondering where Jack Rudkin was when he wrote this letter. “We are getting accustomed to bullets already, and they sing pretty close too.” Anzac Cove? If so, the withdrawal was not far off – indeed had happened by the time this story was published.
Norman Whitfield, whom I never met – he died in 1950 and by that time seems to have lost touch with our line of cousins – did go on to have a distinguished military career – Military Cross with 2 bars after all.
See also my 2007 post Late Anzac Day thoughts. In World War 2 he reappears: