Major Geoffrey McLaughlin’s letters to his family 1914-1917
Compiled and edited by Susan Warmbath
Geoffrey, the second son of John and Ada McLaughlin, enlisted at the outbreak of WW1. The first letter, dated 19.10.14, was from S. S. Argyllshire in Neutral Bay, Sydney Harbour thence to Albany and on to Port Said and to Mena Camp for further training and eventually to Gallipoli. The letters reflect the changes as reality sets in at Gallipoli and later on the Western Front. Major McLaughlin served with distinction but his life was cut short when he was gassed in his sleep on 2nd November 1917 and died 2 days later.
Text, introduction, contents, photographs, maps, movements of the 1st Australian Field Artillery from August 1914 to January 1919, and names of some of the men mentioned in Geoffrey’s letters.
Published 2015, 390 pages.