Edward Walford Manifold was born on 28th April 1892 and grew up in the Western District of Victoria. Together with his older brother William Herbert (Bee), he travelled to England to join the Royal Field Artillery when World War I broke out. Day by day, this blog publishes his letters home and the entries he made in his diaries, from 1915 when he was first sent to France until 1918 when his service ends.
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On the weekend, my mother-in-law, Jean Higgie, very kindly showed me a series of publications produced during the First World War for Australians. As they contain lots of pictures of the places mentioned by my grandfather and his brother in their diaries, I thought I would put them in a post. I've also included some of the advertisements in the magazines, as I think they give a good flavour of the time somehow: