Glass Plate Negative: C Blatchly et al

H H Clifford
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Circa 1932
The original Anzac Footbal Team formed at Malta after the Gallipoli Campaign (names and details on print)
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The full name for the camp on Malta was "GHAIN TUFFIEHA CONVALESCENT CAMP". Mr uncle, Ernest PINER when his health was on the improve, competed in a sports meeting held at the camp, and got second in the marathon for which he was awarded a medal. Second and third places were Australians, which apparently was upsetting to the English that the "Colonials" had won the first three places! [I have the Medal, [hand made], together with a Programme of the sports meeting [hand made]. Ian PINER (Nephew)

- Ian E. B. PINER

Posted on 09-01-2021 23:22:28

Malta Convalescent Camp rugby team. Front row, sitting, 3rd from left is my uncle -Corporal Ernest "Sergt" PINER, [Dob: 16 July 1889 - 12 October 1916] Service No 2/1460 who was evacuated from Gallipoli to Malta, slightly sick (dysentry) and initially was entered into St Johns Hospital. He was later in the Ghain Convalescent Camp and was in the "ANZACERS" rugby football team in the rest camp - (G.T.C.F.C.). He was discharged from hospital on 14 March, 1916, fit for active service. He later lost his life - 'Died of Wounds' in the Somme, France on 12 October, 1916. [Note: I have another photograph of the team which seems to had a change of approximately seven team members] Ian PiINER (Nephew)

- Ian E. B. PINER

Posted on 09-01-2021 02:47:21

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