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three ( 3 ) or more ? separate trans - shipments ? / Re - supply, of Light Horse to Galipolli ( & / or France ? ) arena, & possibly via Egypt, & the Battle for Beersheba 31 / 10 / 1917.

From: Jeff M.  Weeks contacts@travellersoz.com.au
Date: 2/28/2002
Time: 2:03:32 PM
Remote Name: 144.134.11.226

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I am most impress with your Website(s) & associated contacts / links ;

Do you have any service, active duty, & / or engagements, records or information, on my paternal Grandfather, James Francis WEEKS, Light Horse ( originally Adelaide, South Australia 3rd/9th ? ) :- * " expert " handler ( probably not the original " Horse Whisperer ", though :-) ; * won Show - Jumping Trophies for the LH at Wayville Showgrounds, Adelaide ; * as a young man, he was stationed at O'halloran Hill " Horse - Farm ", South of Adelaide, before ? WWI Outbreak ; * participated in up to three ( 3 ) or more ? separate trans - shipments ? / Re - supply, of Light Horse to Galipolli ( & / or France ? ) arena, & possibly via Egypt, & the Battle for Beersheba 31 / 10 / 1917. * All his life he was a very quiet, gentle & humle man ( although gave his 4 Sons a very strict, stern upbringing, such were the times before, during & after the Great Depression, years ) ; ( I believe his Father was born in Oxfordshire, England ) ; he NEVER mentioned ONCE, any of his WAR experiences to ANYBODY ; however he stated this Trans - shipments ? / Re - supply story in the late 60's ? to me a few years before he passed on, in the early 70's ? ; * I remember his WW I " Digger " Uniform including Cap, & photos of him when I was a youngster, including one in particular, of a line of Light Horse at the opening ? of Government( or Parliament ? ) House, North Terrace, Adelaide ( before ? or after ? WW I ) * he worked as a Saddler ( & / or Coach outfitter ? ) for his Cousin, or Uncle ? Chas Harris, CoachBuilder, ( & / or Frost Saddlers ? ), either in Waymouth Street, or near the Kings Head Hotel, King William Street, Adelaide, before Frost merged with Holden to become Frost & Holden, & then Holden Body Works, also in King William Street, Adelaide, before it again moved to Woodville, ( Outer ) Adelaide ; * the rest is ( also, not so recent ) living history : then Holden Motor Bodies, ultimately merged with General Motors ( of America ) in the deepest of the Great Depression year of 1931, to become General Motors-Holden, & ultimately now at Elizabeth, South Australia ; * so much for, the historical & evolutional transition in both peace & war / from, the past horse ( & horse - drawn ) to ( the motorised & then ) motor car, of to - day ! * during the Great Depression years, my paternal Grandfather, James Francis Weeks, along with as many as all four ( 4 ) of his Sons, worked tirelessly on ( his )" Uncle " Jock's " Family Farm " ( now Adelaide Airport ) ; * all four sons also enlisted in WW II :- * Max RAAF ( Fighter Pilot, WW II, killed ), * Charlie RAAF ( Fighter Pilot, WW II ), * James RAAF ( Jim, my Father ) ( AirGunner WW II ) * Stan RAN ( Deck Gunner, Battle of the Coral Sea ) ;

Please forward to " Discussion Group ", Many thanks & sincere regards,

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