From the Maitland Mercury report:
British actor and former professional footballer Vinnie Jones and American actor and playwright Stephen Lang have joined the cast to help recreate the story of a group of World War I soldiers who departed Maitland in 1916 to risk their lives in France.
Written over two decades, 34th Battalion tells the story of the army battalion who trained in Maitland and left for war from Farley railway station on May 1, 1916.
The men were commonly known as Maitland’s own.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Dec. 11, 2012.