The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – May 1915
THE ROLL OF HONOR.
IN THE FIGHTING LINE.
AUSTRALASIAN CASUALTY LIST
TWO SOUTH AUSTRALIANS KILLED
The Minister for Defence has issued the following list of Australian officers who have been wounded in the fighting against the Turks in the land engagement on these heroes of the Dardanelles. No list of privates has yet been received.
Mon 3 May p7
NO CHANCE FOR LADY DOCTORS
Many offers having been received from lady doctors to place their services at the disposal of the Australian Defence authorities in connection with military hospitals at the front, the Imperial authorities were asked if there were any positions suitable to which they could be appointed. The Minister of Defence has received a cable message … stating that the War Office regrets it cannot utilise the services of women doctors.
Mon 10 May p8
ALLIES TO RETALIATE.
Earl Kitchener, Secretary for War, … stated that the British and French Governments have decided that the Allied troops must be adequately protected against the use of poisonous gases on the part of the Germans by the employment of similar methods to remove the enormous and unjustifiable disadvantage now existing.
His lordship further said he had called for 200,000 more recruits to form new armies. He was confident that in the very near future Great Britain would be in a satisfactory position regarding the supply of ammunition. The news from the Gallipoli Peninsula was thoroughly satisfactory.
Thu 20 May p7
NURSES FOR THE FRONT
MANY SOUTH AUSTRALIANS
A further large complement of nurses is leaving Australian for service in the Australian hospitals at the front…
Fri 21 May p7
SOME STRIKING PHRASES.
To stimulate the “Australian” spirit of the people during “Manufacturers Week” the Chamber of Manufactures will distribute among shopkeepers hundreds of cards inscribed with patriotic sentiments. In order to select the most suitable phrases a competition, for which prizes were awarded, was held… Many phrases were sent in by lady competitors, and although they lacked the business touch they were remodelled and used in other forms. The following mottoes have been selected and printed inside maps of Australia on the red. white, and blue backgrounds of-the display cards:
Our future lies in the support we give to our own.
One people! One trade mark! Australian made.
Have faith in your own-Others will have faith in you.
Sat 22 May p15
In a sense it may be said that an unexpected and colossal war in which the Empire is struggling for its very existence has divested Empire Day this year of its raison d’etre. That is to say, we need no special celebration to remind us of the solidarity of the British race and nationality all over the world. We have it written large in letters of blood in the fields of France and Flanders and the sands of the Egyptian desert, and above all in the Dardanelles, where the braves of our own manhood have been taking part in one of the most crucial operations of the war.
Sat 22 May p18
PREPARING FOR RETURNED SOLDIERS MR BARR SMITH’S GENEROUS OFFER
Mr R Barr Smith has magnanimously offered to the military authorities to place his splendid mansion at Torrens Park, together with the greater part of the large grounds at their disposal during the progress of the war to be used as a military hospital for the treatment of wounded, sick and convalescent soldiers who are returned home from the front.
Tue 25 May p7
SOUTH AUSTRALIANS FAREWELLED
The Brisbane ‘Daily Mail’ records that a pleasant social evening was given at the YMCA Buildings with the object of bidding God’s speed to the South Australian members of C Squadron of the 11th Light Horse Brigade who, with their Queensland quota, are shortly to leave for the front.
Wed 26 May p10
THE AUSTRALIANS IN THE DARDANELLES.
TOO SMART FOR THE TURKS.
ENEMY DREAD BAYONETS.
Reuter’s correspondent at Cairo –writes ‘”The Australian and Turkish trenches at Sari Bahr are sometimes only 30 yards apart, and in many cases the Australians catch the Turkish grenades and immediately fling them back, so that they explode in the Turkish trench. The Australians and New Zealanders are continually playing tricks on the Turks. One man filled a jam tin with cotton wool, soaked it in oil, set it alight, and flung it into a trench. The Turks scattered in all directions, amid great cheering from the Australians.
Thur 27 May p7
FINE FAMILY RECORD.
ELEVEN MEMBERS JOIN THE COLORS
Mrs. Leane, of Rose-street, Prospect, has five sons and six grandsons who have enlisted for the war. This seems to be a record so far as Australia is concerned, and possibly in the world… Mrs. Leane. declared that she would rather that they should go out and fight than skulk at home when the mother country was in need of men…
Fri 28 May p10