(photos courtesy of solicitor Richard Jeffrey)
Dr Edwin Mayhew Brissenden was a Barrister who lied about his age to enlist aged 55 years. He went on to become a Claims Officer and was one of the great characters of the Bar at the time.
The photo above was taken in France.
Below are additional items relating to the military service of Dr Brissenden.
Captain Ferguson was a law student and son of Justice David Gilbert Ferguson. Justice Ferguson was in Court in when he heard of his son's death in action 14 June 1916. His other son, Keith also served.
Below is a letter to Justice Ferguson from Solicitor Harry Stephen.
Below is a letter to Justice Ferguson from the War Correspondent and sometime Barrister – CEW Bean. Bean is writing his condolences for the loss of Ferguson's son, Arthur. Bean remained close to the Ferguson family and mentioned the loss in his Official History.
Photo above: The officers of the
First Brigade, with Henry Normand MacLaurin, barrister, Killed In Action 26 April 1915 (Gallipoli) second from left. Solicitor Charles Melville MacNaghten is on the right.
Photo above: Colonel MacLaurin in
centre, taken at Victoria Barracks with two other officers.
Sydney Barrister, Colin McCulloch was Killed in Action at Amiens 11 April 1918, aged 26.
Private Mitchell was an articled clerk who died of wounds sustained in Gallipoli.
Major Adrian Consett Stephen, Law Student, Killed in Action 14 March 1918 aged 25.
Well Known Solicitor, Ernest (Nulla) Roberts enlisted aged 43 years. He was killed in sniping duel on Gallipoli 17 September 1915.
Lieutenant Lawrence Whistler Street's Grave in Gallipoli, he was Killed in Action on 19 May 1915. Street was the Law Student son of Justice Philip Whistler Street.