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Source : Reynell family, PRG 29/40/6
Date of creation : 1915
Format : Ephemera
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A postcard, sent by C.R. (Carew Reynell?) dated 9 June 1915 headed 'Flags unfurled for glorious freedom'. It includes the flags of 'Great Britain and her colonies' and 'The King's message to his troops'on the front.

Major Carew Reynell, the eldest son of Walter and Emily Reynell, was born at Rostrevor on 16 September 1883. A vigneron in civilian life, Carew applied for a commission with the 9th Light Horse in December 1914 and was appointed 2nd in command. On 7 August 1915 he was promoted to Lieut. Colonel. He was killed in action on 28 August 1915 during the battle for Hill 60. He is buried in the Hill 60 British Cemetery at Gallipoli.

Related names :

Reynell, Carew, 1883-1915

Period : 1914-1918
Further reading :

Bean, C. E. W. Gallipoli mission, Sydney : ABC Enterprises in association with the Australian War Memorial for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1990

Bean, C. E. W. Gallipoli correspondent, the frontline diary of C.E.W. Bean / selected and annotated by Kevin Fewster, Sydney : George Allen & Unwin, 1983

Carlyon, Les. The great war, Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006

Gammage, Bill. The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War, Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin Books, 1990

Kent, David. From trench and troopship : the experience of the Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1919, Alexandria, N.S.W. : Hale & Iremonger , 1999

Macdougall, Anthony. Australians at war : a pictorial history, Nobel Park, Vic. : Five Mile Press, 2002

Reid, Richard. A 'duty clear before us': North Beach and the Sari Bair Range, Gallipoli Peninsula : 25 April-20 December 1915, Canberra, A.C.T. : Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, 2000

Robertson, John. Anzac and Empire : the tragedy & glory of Gallipoli, [Richmond, Vic.] : Hamlyn Australia, 1990

Steel, Nigel and Peter Hart. Defeat at Gallipoli, London : Macmillan, 1994

Winter, Denis. 25 April 1915: the inevitable tragedy, St. Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press, 1994

Internet links :

AIF Database: Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918 [Australian Defence Force Academy]

Anzac Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland) See: History: World War 1

Australian Light Horse Association

Australians at War [Department of Veterans' Affairs]

Australian War Memorial See: Australians at War: Australian Military History Overview: First World War 1914-1918

Australian War Memorial See: Encyclopedia: Gallipoli

Australian Army History Unit [Department of Defence] See: History in focus [several sections about World War One]

Gallipoli: The drama of the Dardanelles [Imperial War Museum, UK]

Visit Gallipoli [Department of Veterans Affairs]



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