Title The Courtneys. A Victorian Military Family
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher McCrae Slouch Hat Publications 2009
0980637309 / 9780980637304
Seller ID ID255702
Small Quarto Size. Mint copy in a Mint Dustjacket. A New Copy. Dustjacket protected in plastic sleeve. Signed by author. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Colour photos of medals to rear. 200 pages Most Australian visitors to Gallipoli pass by the war cemetery bearing the title "Courtney's and Steele's Post" - few understand the significance. In 1915 this area was held by 14 Bn AIF commanded by Lt Col Richard Courtney and became known as Courtney's Post. The saga of the Courtney's starts in Ireland and moves to Australia during the Gold Rush. Military service became a tradition and carried on for over four generations. This book, well illustrated with photos from the Courtney collections, provides the reader with a valuable insight into the development of the Australian Army from colonial times through two world wars and beyond.