The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – December 1915
Wednesday 1 December p9
PREPARING FOR RETURNED SOLDIERS
HEROIC MEASURES NECESSARY
… The Premier said it the war collapsed and the soldiers returned to Australia heroic measures would be necessary to keep them employed, and public works could have to be put in hand… It might be necessary also to purchase land for soldiers.
FORMED BY RETURNED MEN
A meeting to inaugurate a Returned Soldiers’ Association was held at the Cheer-Up Hut on Wednesday night. There was a fairly large gathering of soldiers in uniform who bore upon their sleeves the badges of honourable service in battle.
…The principle objects of the society will be to promote the spirit of loyalty to King and country; to cultivate Imperial sentiment and patriotism to perpetuate the memory of fallen comrades; to help and encourage deserving comrades in case of need; to help one another in fighting the battle of life; to hold social reunions of members; to assist in patriotic and charitable movements to foster and encourage a national defence system and to affiliate and cooperate with kindred association in the Commonwealth and elsewhere…
Friday 17 December p8
DEPARTURE OF 32ND BATTALION.
Amidst a scene of unparalleled enthusiasm the 32nd Battalion of Infantry, under Colonel Coghill, embarked … at the Outer Harbor on Thursday, November l8. Long before the vessel was ready to sail, the wharf was besieged by friends of the troop», anxious to say farewell, and to give the brave boys a fitting send-off on their mission to fight the Empire’s battles on foreign soil.
Saturday 18 December p15
AUSTRALIA AND THE WAR
RAISING THE NEW ARMY
SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S QUOTA
The instructions to district commandants for the organisation of territorial recruiting area in connection with the raising of Australia’s new army of 50,000 men were made available today… [The country] is to be divided into 36 territorial recruiting areas, each of which should provide approximately 1400 men towards the new force. Each recruiting area should also provide reinforcements for the new battalion it is providing for one of the existing battalions…
Monday 20 December p8
BACK FROM THE FRONT
MORE SOLDIERS RETURN
A troopship with 465 wounded and invalided soldiers arrived from England on Saturday…
It is estimated by those in a position to judge, that… 70 percent will be unfit to rejoin the ranks. There were quite 40 of the number minus limbs, but it was surprising how even these were…
Tuesday 21 December p7
THE RECRUITING CAMPAIGN
WOMAN’S PART TO ASSIST IN RECRUITING
The recruiting effort took an unusual turn on Monday evening when a ‘special appeal to women by women was made in the Town Hall…
In the hall, the Mayoress (Mrs Isaacs) presided over a huge assembly of women…
An Earnest Appeal.
Mrs. Crawford Vaughan moved-‘That this meeting of representative women of South Australia pledges itself to do all in its power to assist the State War Council in obtaining recruits for active service abroad The object of the meeting, she said, was the mobilisation of the moral forces of the State in order that the recruiting campaign might continue to bear fruit. (Applause.) They heard that Australia had done magnificently, but she would not do enough until she had done her very beat. (Applause.)
Wednesday 22 December, p9
AUSTRALIAN TROOPS WITHDRAWN
LONDON, December 21.
The War Office has issued the following announcement:-“All the British troops from Suvla Bay and all the Australian and New Zealand troops from Anzac, with their guns and stores, have been transferred, with insignificant casualties, to another sphere of operations….