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48th They Simply Fade Away – with the 48th in France '

48th They Simply Fade Away – with the 48th in France '

They Simply Fade Away – with the 48th in France ' by John Alexander Williamson

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This war book is the concise History of the 48th Battalion AIF by a Bn Digger.

 They Simply Fade Away – with the 48th in France ' by John
 Alexander Williamson, 1886–1971, was born at Bonnyrigg, Scotland and emigrated
 to Australia in 1911. Williamson enlisted in the AIF on the 23rd May 1916, at
 Belmont Western Australia. He was allotted service number 2759A, with the 48th
 Battalion. He was taken on strength with the 48th in France on the 9th July
 1917. He was Wounded in Action on the 23rd March 1918 German spring offensive.
 He received a gun shot wound to his left arm. It was severe enough to receive
 not only his 'Blighty' but also his ticket back home.
 

After the war,Williamson tested his writing skills in The Western Mail columns.
Under the non-de-plume of “Don Zed (48th), Perth” he published anecdotes and
reminiscences of his war experiences. One of these has been included as an appendix.
He wrote this book of his reminiscences and sent them to The Western Mail in
1936, the editor, Cyril Longmore, said “Without any hesitation I say it is a
splendid effort, and in the literary sense far above the majority of the war
books I have read, many of them really good books too. I am sure that Angus
and Robertson will publish it for you. …and congratulations on a first class
bit of work.”

Unfortunately A&R did not publish the book. But in 1939 Longmore
serialized it in his ‘Digger’s Diary’ pages with extensive advertising, and
to the acclaim of many.

This recently printed book is in fact the 1st edition of a long awaited book.

  • Book Condition: PERFECT - NEW BOOK
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): SB - Printed cardback
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Total Pages: 100

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