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Aug

BALLARAT UNDERGROUND

We are very proud to share a video about the Mining Mud & Medals project called

BALLARAT UNDERGROUND
Directed and Edited by Joel Checkley and Produced by Belinda Ensor
for Museums Australia (Victoria), 2014

Photo: Hill 60 in Flanders

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17
Aug

Corporal Martin George Dunn – member 2nd Australian Tunnelling Coy & POW

Martin George Dunn (543) a 43 year old married Railwayman who was living at Ballarat when he enlisted on the 16th July 1915.

He was taken prisoner in 1917 and returned to Australia in 1919.

More on Martin George Dunn:
http://www.miningmudmedals.org/Martin_Dunn

Photo: Ballarat Ex-Prisoner of War Memorial, where Martin George Dunn is listed.

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A digitised copy of M.G. Dunn’s POW Index Card (Red Cross archives, Switzerland) recently became available for viewing online. Access via

http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/3243555/3/2/

The Nominal Roll of British Prisoners of War who arrived in Switzerland from Germany on 31 August 1918 (Red Cross archives, Switzerland) shows Corporal M.G. Dunn was accompanied by Sgt C.H. Angus, 2nd Aust Tunnelling Company, along with others from the AIF and Scots or Canadian units.