"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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The Citizens' War Chest Fund collection box
[From: Sydney Mail, 28 July 1915, p. 7. ]
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War Chest Depot
[From: Sydney Mail, 28 July 1915, p. 7. ]
Helping our soldiers: Citizens' War Chest.
The Citizens War Chest Fund, though not one of the largest of the patriotic funds has perhaps the greatest number of contributors. It was started with the idea of collecting the smaller offerings of the wage-earners, and now there are few factories, shops, or offices in New South Wales where the little War Chest is not a familiar sight.
Australians have always been a generous people and your donation confirms that belief. Thank you for your support.
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