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18–19 November 1915
Ramsay Street (on road outside the Hall), Greenmount

The Dungarees marched from Nobby to Greenmount on the afternoon of 18 November 1915, arriving late afternoon, and camping at the School of Arts. A hot dinner was provided for them in the hall, prior to a recruitment meeting and a concert.

They were welcomed by the Chairman of the Cambooya Shire Council and the local recruitment committee, Arthur Hoey Davis—a writer better known by his pen-name ‘Steele Rudd’—who grew up in Greenmount, when it was known as Emu Creek. His son, Gower, is one of the recruits in the photograph as a member of the 2nd Light Horse in March 1915. When Steele Rudd’s play ‘Duncan McLure’ was first performed in Toowoomba, Lieutenant Binnie (Commanding Officer of the Dungarees) had the lead role. All of the proceeds were donated to the Wounded Soldier’s Fund.


  • Barnett, David #24
  • Garvey, Harry Joseph #4444
  • Girtler, William Edward #4443
  • McIntosh, James Shaw #178
  • Burton, James Leonard #4373


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9 July 2019
Last updated
3 December 2015
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