The All-Australia Memorial. A Historical Record of National Effort during the Great War. Australia's Roll of Honour. History, Heroes and Helpers ... Introductory Narrative by E. Ashmead-Bartlett
Melbourne, British-Australasian Publishing Service (Head Office in Australia: 'Whitehall', Bank Place, Melbourne), , revised edition/ .
Quarto, 252, , -158 (index) pages with 'over 1,000 Double-Tone Illustrations from Original Photographs, Drawings, Maps, Portraits, etc.' plus the very large double-image folding panoramic frontispiece and 20 single-page plates (including 8 each featuring 4 group portraits) tipped in on card mounts with printed borders, and 4 unnumbered pages (between pages 8 and 9) comprising a dedication poem and portraits of the King, Governor-General Sir Ronald Ferguson, and the Governor of Victoria, Sir A
Gilt-decorated purple cloth, all edges gilt; cloth a little marked, flecked and sunned on the spine and (unevenly) on the front cover; light wear to the corners; head of the spine slightly snagged; thumbprint-sized piece snipped from the blank margin of the frontispiece (we have seen this in other copies too); a very good copy (internally in fine condition).
Mounted within the decorative border printed on the recto of the stiff card to which the frontispiece is attached, is a four-page ACMF card with a gelatin silver portrait photograph (120 x 90 mm) of Lieutenant William Hill Dunn Stewart, 10th Battalion, pasted inside, facing a printed account of his war service (possibly supplied by the publisher). He embarked on October 1915, and saw action in France and Belgium; he was wounded at Pozieres but 'was with the unit at cessation of hostilities'. This 'edition is necessarily confined to the volunteers from New South Wales and South Australia. Originally framed with special reference to the Gallipoli Campaign [in fact, pages 17-201 are devoted to it], the later deeds of Australia's splendid army in France, Belgium, and in Palestine have been recorded in the present revised edition' brought up to November 1918 (Editor's Preface, page 10). Part II of the book, 'Australia's Fighting Families', contains service details and/or portraits of many thousands of men; the contents vary, usually on a state-by-state basis. This copy contains an even more mixed lot than usual: the first portion, 'Some of Australia's Fighting Families', is a pictorial section (portraits only) for Victoria (16 pages, comprising a title page and pages M101-115); it is followed by a pictorial section (portraits only) for SA (24 pages, numbered [A1]-A24), illustrated biographical sections for SA (Sections J, K and L [16 pages each section]), a pictorial section (portraits only) for NSW (24 pages, numbered [S1]-S24), an illustrated biographical section for NSW, incorrectly labelled SA on the title page (Section O, 24 pages, with a small zero or nought after each page number), and illustrated biographical sections for SA (Sections I and O [16 pages each section]).