From the Maitland Mercury report:
Military historian David Dial is compiling a “treasure trove” of information on World War I as he combs eight Hunter Valley newspapers for every entry made from August 1914 until the end of 1918.
Mr Dial began compiling the index 10 years ago and he has already unearthed 28,500 entries.
He believes the work may take three more years and he hopes to finish the index in August 2014 – the 100th anniversary of the start of the “war to end all wars.”
Full article by Alan Hardie available at Maitland Mercury, 02 Sep, 2011.