Gunner Stan McCosker
His Great War
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A World War One Ghost Story
by Anne McCosker
2nd October 1917
He disembarked in Glasgow on his 19th birthday
Stan in training
He left for the Western Front from Warminster
with the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Later he joined the 102nd Howitzer Battery
These images of Western Front howitzer batteries in 1917 and 1918 are taken from
Leon Wolff's book In Flander's Fields, published in 1958.
They are in the collection of the Imperial War Museum, London.
Stan McCosker bought this book in 1960. Clearly, the photographs evoked strong memories for him of life in the 102nd.
He has indicated this and written "memories" on all of them.
Stan and comrade convalescing, Exeter, 1918
Stan and comrade "convalescing", Crediton, 1918
Peace Day. Victory Demonstration Queen St, Brisbane, Queensland, 11th November, 1918.
Post card sent to Stan by his 17 year old brother Lionel, the day after.
Qld 35536 Gunner Stanley McCosker, 102 Battery, Australian Field Artillery
Discharge Certificate 24th April, 1919