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From Qld Museum.
On this day 22.7.1918: under cover of darkness, with gas shells falling around them, a small group of soldiers, Queenslanders and Tasmanians of the 26th Battalion - retrieved Mephistopheles from within sight of the German lines on the Villers-BretOnneyx. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the capture of Mephistopheles on the Western Front we are proud to publish Mephisto: Technology, War and Remembrance co-authored by Greg Czechura and Jeff Hopkins-we use. Available at Qld Museum shop.

From Woodford Historical Society.
In 1915, Alexander and Jim Cochran were felling timber on Page’s block at Commissioner’s Flat.
The job was virtually finished, and when they heard of the mess that was Gallipoli, they decided
to go over and “give the blokes a hand”. The story goes that they struck their axes into a big old
stump and marched off to war. They joined the 8th Brigade, 26th Battalion.
It is part of legend that the members of 26th Battalion were responsible for the acquisition of a
German A7V Tank which stood for many years outside the Brisbane Museum. In 1918, in
Northern France, a Tank called “Mephisto” was disabled as were the explosives planted inside
by the retreating crew. A small group of Queensland and Tasmanian soldiers from the
26th Battalion managed to claim the tank out of no-man’s land and later ship it to Australia as a
trophy of war.
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Woodford Historical Society and Museum

hi all just got a cd the some Eaton family history photos on it . there were also there thought I would for you to enjoy. I don't have any information like dates ect maybe someone will know ...

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