Thursday, April 30, 2015

Anzac Centenary: 340 Maitland High boys went to war, 62 died

From the Maitland Mercury report:
A journey to the World War I battlefields of Europe and Gallipoli is not the only way to learn something of the heartbreak the conflict brought to Maitland families.
A trip to Maitland High School tells it all. Of the 340 boys who went off to war in 1915, 62 died.
Two Maitland High School boys were killed on the same day at Lone Pine at Gallipoli – the famous Lieutenant Colonel Robert Scobie and Captain Harry Nash.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 23, 2015.