"At a mile distant their thousand hooves were stuttering thunder, coming at a rate that frightened a man - they were an awe inspiring sight, galloping through the red haze - knee to knee and horse to horse - the dying sun glinting on bayonet points..." Trooper Ion Idriess
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Australian Service Personnel, Photograph Albums, The Knapsack Bible, Album Contents Topic: AAC-Photo Albums
Australian Service Personnel
The Knapsack Bible, Album Contents
A Knapsack Bible with a bullet hole
The "Knapsack Bible" was a popular gift for soldiers for use in South Africa 1899-1900. It was bound in Khaki and sold for 2/6d and was sent to the specific trooper by book post for 3d. Three Bibles are displayed in this collection.
During the Great War, 2450 Private James Benjamin COWAN received a Knapsack Bible from his mother. This Bible was originally sent to South Africa with 56 Trooper Peter Bruce RANKINE, who served with the 2nd South Australian Mounted Rifles. This is the Bible upon which most of the album bases its material.
Two other Knapsack Bibles are displayed to illustrate the widespread nature of the book. One was distributed by JH Angas and the other was sent to Trooper T Richardson of the Imperial Yeomanry
Australian Service Personnel, Photograph Albums, Reverend Merrington's Gallipoli Diaries, Album Contents Topic: AAC-Photo Albums
Australian Service Personnel
Reverend Merrington's Gallipoli Diaries, Album Contents
Ernest Northcroft MERRINGTON
Ernest Northcroft MERRINGTON, 38 year old Presbyterian Clergyman of the St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Creek Street, Brisbane, Queensland and married to Flora Merrington, of 'Northcroft', Crowther Street, Hillend, Sth, Brisbane, Queensland. He enlisted on 8 September 1914 as a Chaplain (Class 1) in the Chaplains' Corps.
During the Gallipoli Campaign, Merrington maintained a diary which after the war, he had transcribed and sent to Dr CEW Bean as additional information regarding this particular history.
This transcribed diary and a series of collectables and photographs form part of this album. Each diary page is posted twice, the first post being a full sized document while the second is of smaller size noted with an "s" at the end of the link.
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