The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – November 1915
Lady Brown writes: – The mail just delivered letters of thanks for socks received at Gallipoli by the 3rd Ambulance Corps and the 3rd Light Horse. …The O.C. 3rd Ambulance writes: ‘Please accept our best thanks for the beautiful socks ladies of South Australia have been so kind as to send us, a pair for each man and a pair for myself. It is good to think of us in this way and we are grateful, indeed, for such practical kindness. Should you be thinking of sending anything further, warm pyjamas and mittens would be a great comfort.
Monday 1 November, p9
SOLDIERS’ HUT OPENED
A PATRIOTIC CEREMONY
Thursday was a great day for the members of the Cheer Up Society who have shown much zeal in the cause of the man who [illeg] the khaki and taken his rightful share in the responsibilities of Empire. The band of ladies, formed as soon as the need for such a body became apparent, has worked hard for many months to bring comfort and to brighten the days of the soldier before his departure for the front and after his return from the battle lines… Thursday marked the successful culmination of a phase of its efforts – the opening of the Cheer UP Hut at the rear of the City Baths by His Excellency, the Governor.
Friday 5 November p8
THE BIG FETE
A SCENE OF COLOUR
BELGIAN AND RED CROSS FUNDS BENEFIT
OVER £2000 RAISED ALREADY
The grounds og Government House were gay with colour on Thursday afternoon when the three-days’ patriotic fete was opened under circumstances that gave promise of every success. The big effort, made with the object of adding to the Belgian relief Fund and the Red Cross Fund has occupied the attention of many busy ladies and gentlemen for months…
Friday 12 November, p7
MR WINSTON CHURCHILL RESIGNS
WILL JOIN REGIMENT IN FRANCE
Mr Winston Churchill has resigned his position in the British Cabinet because he was not included in the War Council. He objects to draw a large salary without doing adequate work, and will join his regiment in France this week…
Letter to Mr Asquith
… A clear conscience enables me to bear responsibility for past events with composure. Time will vindicate my administration of the Admiralty, and will assign to me my due share of the cast series of preparations for the operations which secured Great Britain the command of the seas.
Monday 15 November p7
MORE WOUNDED HEROES
NO VERY SERIOUS CASES
The happiness of relatives and friends in welcoming their loved ones back from the jaws of death at Gallipoli is sometimes tinged with sadness by finding them maimed or seriously ill, or partially incapacitated. There was, however, nothing to mar the happiness of the homecoming on Saturday of about two score of brave fellows who were wounded or became sick some months ago when fighting the fight for civilisation and humanity, for nearly all those who had been sorely wounded or dangerously sick were found to be convalescent and through battle-scarred, there was no disfigurement of features or maiming of limb…
Monday 29 November, p8