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From: "Daryl John Crabtree" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 20:32:01 +1000

October 25, 1918
Word has been received that Trooper Hans FINCK, son of Mrs W. MEREDITH, of
Natimuk, is in a hospital in Palestine suffering from malarial fever.

Yesterday Mr A. G. NITSCHKE, of Natimuk, received word from the Base Records
Melbourne, that his son, Private P. L. (Loo) NITSCHKE had been admitted on
7/10/18 to a hospital in France, suffering from gunshot wounds in the right
wrist and chest. The actual condition was not stated, but it is hoped that
the wounds are not serious.

The undermentioned men enlisted in the Wannon electorate during the past
month:-- Messrs. E.H. HODGES, R.H. BOUSFIELD and A.K. WOOLMER (Natimuk) ;
R.W. WADE (Goroke), R.H. GUY (Quantong), R. CALDER (Polkemmet).

Latest casualty lists contain the following district names:-- Killed in
action, Private A. KNIGHT (Quantong) and Private M. MATTHEWS (Brimpaen) ;
wounded, Private J.B.T. HEARD (Tooan East), Private J.W. HOOD (Polkemmet),
and Private L. McG. ROBINSON (Goroke).

Private Viv. BROWN, of Natimuk, who has been engaged on transport service
for the past few months, has received his discharge, and returned to Natimuk
this week. He intends entering a moving picture business with a friend.

Daryl Crabtree

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