" If I could have clasped his dying hand and heard his last farewell "
PITMAN, Talbert Lawrence
Service no 10794
3rd Divisional Signal Company
Born 07 August 1891 at Norwood, SA
Son of Talbert Goss PITMAN & Eliza Emma nee LAWRENCEOccupation prior to enlistment – Electrical Engineer
Enlisted on December 12, 1915 at Goulburn, N.S.W.
Served in France and Belgium and was killed in action at Zonnebeke, Belgium on October 5, 1917 aged 26.
He is buried at Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Belgium – Plot XII, Row C, Grave II.
He was awarded the Military Cross on August 28, 1917
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As battalion Signalling Officer he displayed the utmost courage and perseverance in maintaining communication under circumstances of the greatest difficulty, although his lines were constantly severed and his station destroyed by shell fire. He materially aided his battalion in a successful operation against the enemy.”
All Australia Memorial SA Edition Section E
PITTS, James William (left)
Service no 2954
Born Liverpool England.
Son of Mrs. Mary Jane PITTS
Of 62 Upper Frederick St., Liverpool, England
Occupation prior to enlistment Sailor
Enlisted 14 June 1915 at Keswick, SA
Served in France
Taken prisoner at Pozieres 14 August 1916
Escaped from Germany 09 December 1917 and returned to England via Holland.
Awarded Military Medal
Returned to Australia 12 May 1918 per 'Gaika'
Discharged 22 July 1918