|Name||Date of Death||Conflict|
|WOMAL, Norman James (MiD)||17 Oct 1966||Vietnam War|
|RANDALL, Alfred Ernest||17 Oct 1916||World War 1|
|GILBERT, John Driffield||17 Oct 1917||World War 1|
|NAGEL, Harry (MiD)||17 Oct 1917||World War 1|
|WRIGHT, William Edward||17 Oct 1917||World War 1|
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At 5:20 on the morning of 9 October 1917, a raiding party from the 10th Battalion AIF attacked German forces at Celtic Wood. Increasingly fanciful stories, including of German massacres, sprung up facilitated by an absence of German records and an ignorance of Australian ones. At 5:30 on the evening of 9 October 2017, at Keswick Barracks, Adelaide, a hundred years, to the day after the raid, Robert Kearney launched his book which tells the story of what really happened before during and after the raid.
Written by a man with an intimate understanding of battle, Raid on Celtic Wood critically analyses what has been previously written about the raid, much of which has been based on conjecture, and conclusively demonstrates that there is no sinister mystery behind what happened to the 85 raiders on that fateful day. With surgical precision and a clear mastery of the sources, Kearney solves what has been touted as "the greatest mystery of the AIF".
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William McBride is the name of the fallen soldier in Eric Bogle’s haunting ballad.
This video sums up what the site is about. We want to help you find your ‘Willy McBride’ and tell his story, so he is not ‘without a name, fading to yellow in an old leather frame’, hidden away on a library shelf or stashed in a shoe box in the attic.