Jack's Diary

The diary of Sergeant Samuel John "Jack" Drew M.M., August 1918 to January 1919.

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Over 60, with a son 32 and a daughter 22. Retired on 26 October, 2007, after 37 years with the company. No matter, I've led an interesting life with much travel in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Region, and a little bit of Africa.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Blue Gums

This photo of a Blue Gums concert was taken at the village of Cerisy (Picardy) on 7th April 1919, not at the concert referred to by Jack in the diary entry for 3rd September 1918.

This is a scan of another rather aged negative that shows some of the 43rd Battalion band lads on the Blue Gums stage. The only person I can (almost) positively identify is the corner player seated centre - Sergeant Percival George ALSON.

This photograph appears to be of another Blue Gums concert, of an evening, with nurses also in the audience.

(All scanned from negatives taken by Jack.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We both here always look at these sorts of photographs seeking the person 'out of time' that often seem to reside in them. Such people have a certain look to them that sets them apart from the others in such images. This time it's the fellow in the B&W photograph, back row, LHS, just behind and to the right of the nurse. He has a look like he might just as well have been from some other era maybe having travelled thru ntme to be there just for the taking of the photo.
On another level he and they have all travelled thru time today. lest we forget

8:36 am, September 03, 2006  
Blogger Geoff_D said...

You can be assured that they are all 87 years and 5 months older, anyway, Tapper.

10:22 am, September 04, 2006  

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