Percy Cecil Booth
Australian Army’s Single Bloodiest Day of War
The Battle of Fromelles – The 100 year Remembrance Anniversary in 2016 is approaching for this disastrous battle which sadly cost over 5000 lives in a single day and night.
Fortunately our very own Percy Cecil Booth although wounded in this battle survived and continued on the western front and later returned home to Australia.
Below is a Christmas card for Percy wishing him well and a safe return – dated 1916 From Mr& Mrs W R H Chad, it was printed, embossed paper with braid binding and a picture of a Stag, quite a unique little card.
We dont know much more about this, the only clues at this stage is the Maori greeting – “Kia Ora”- Barrraba , research has shown up that there was a Lawn Tennis club called Kia Ora in Barraba, so perhaps they were tennis buddies. Mr William Chad was also the steward for the Methodist Church of Barraba.
We would love to find out more about Mr & Mrs William Robert Hyde Chad.
French news online has published a great article on Australia’s bloodiest day of war and the Anniversary events starting in 2014 and museum openings etc, worth a look ………..
Follow this link below………