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Education Department War Service 1914-17

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Education Dept Rcd of War Service 1914-17. 1921. A wonderful and comprehensive record of hundreds of Victorians involved in the Great War 1914-18. Includes biographies and photos of those who served -

{translate::c||GSDUnstructured||Collection 50822 -2: those who were killed and those who returned. The 306 page book is arranged as followsINTRODUCTORYForewordSummaryThe BuildersCONCERNING SERVICE ABROAD.The Men who Enlisted - gives the names and last school before they enlistedThe Men who Fell - short biographies - with photos of mostInspectors, Teachers, and other Departmental Officers whose Sons or Brothers Died on Service - over 100 who diedThe Men who Returned - short biographies - with photos of mostHonors and Decorations - list of those who received theseThe Men who Volunteered and were Rejected - mostly on medical groundsMemorialsTHE WORK OF WAR RELIEFFormation of the Education Department's War Relief OrganizationThe Supply of Comforts for SoldiersHow the Country Schools HelpedHow the Town Schools HelpedLeague of Young GardenersYoung Workers' Patriotic GuildHelping the Hospitals at HomeWar-savings EffortChronicle of the Activities of the Education Department's War Relief OrganizationSchool SubscriptionsStatement of Receipts and ExpenditureSome information from the summaryEnlistments-752. Of those who enlisted, 724 were teachers, two School Medical Officers, one was a School Nurse, and one an Inspector of Schools. The remaining 24 belonged to the Clerical Division of the Public Service, and were employed in the Education Department.Those who Died.146.Honors and Decorations-?V .C, 1; C.B., 1 ; C.M.G., 1; D.S.O. and Bar, 1; D.S.O., 4; D.C.M., 4; M.C. and Bar, 3; M.C., 35; M.M. and Bar, 2; M.M., 35; Croix de Guerre, 2; Order of the British Empire, 4; Meritorious Service Medal, 5; Order of the Nile, 1; Serbian Order of the White Eagle, 1; Distinguished Flying Cross, 1. Total, 101.Articles of Comfort Sent Abroad.These numbered rather more than 400,000.Supplies to Hospitals at Home- Condiments and preserves, 50 tons; cake and biscuits, 18 tons; tea, cocoa, coffee, 91 tons; invalid foods, 23 tons; general groceries, 21 tons; dairy produce, 21 tons; eggs, 65,000 dozen; fish, 5 tons; vegetables and fruit, 264 tons; tobacco, 189 lbs; cigarettes, 24,500 packets; poultry and game, 9,250 pairs; and sundries, 4 tons. A rough estimate in tons gives 460.The Young Workers Patriotic Guild

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