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Posted 4 years ago


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These sketches were made by a soldier either confined to his bed after he became paralysed by a bullet in www1. or while he was abroad.They were found in a rusty old tin in the garage along with the things his mother kept to remember him by.
I am posting all these things found in the tin as they are part of his history.
I wasn't sure which category to put them in


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    K for Kirton!
    I love that Tabbie!
    Have you found his records at the War Memorial in Canberra?
    Is this him?

    Can this be his picture?
  2. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 4 years ago
    Thanks vetraio.No he was Frederick Arthur Kirton (known as Art) and he came home injured by a bullet not sure yet as when, but when I get time I will research him and all the diggers in his autograph book......
    He dies at age 23 from his afflictions in the military hospital in Randwick.
    It says he served in the 3rd battalion but that's all i know so far.
  3. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 4 years ago
    I got a quick look but as far as I can see for now
    Cheers and thanks for your interest
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Kirton, Frederick Arthur?
    I'd contact them in Canberra!
    I've been doing research on my Uncle Charlie and they are VERY helpful.
    Good luck with it!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    These illustrations by him are very nice!
  6. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 4 years ago
    thanks.I just had a weird experience I have to tell you about.I sold a rocking chair on ebay & the guy came to pick it up from sydney rang and said it's Art here I'll be there in 10 mins..I nearly died.I was typing Art on here when he rang and i said omg and told him the story.He then said how bazaar!!! i said now you are truly creeping me out I just typed Bazaar.I was typing the silk egypt piece found in Cairo bazaar....seems Art Kirton came thru to tell me I was doing a good job and Art for the rocking chair was blown away when he got here & i showed him the tin with the "art" stuff in it.
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Come on! ?
    Sceptic am I, but ......
  8. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 4 years ago
    lol...true.I wouldn't have thought you'd be a sceptic.
    My heart was pounding and was it a coincidence or wasn't it.?
    i will leave it in the hands of A>Kirton

  9. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Art was coming around to say hello! Please keep us updated Attwood, I'm now very invested in Art.
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
  11. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 2 years ago
    I am posting this again.I meant to so it on ANZAC DAY.

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