Elizabeth Nelson was not alone, many mothers across the district and the country were receiving the same news. Another, the mother of Arthur Ernest Tipp, currently being research by our project....
It was the 5th May 1918, when a Court of Enquiry declared that Arthur Ernest Tipp, No. 5099, 20th Battalion, the only son of William and Alice Tipp of Ryde, previously listed as missing, had been killed in action in Belgium on the 9 October 1917. [Arthur’s story will appear soon].
Photo: Kim Phillips, May 2013
|Photo: Kim Phillips, May 2013|