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In the Colony She Was the First

Guy Winston Terry (1894–1917)

In October 1916 Guy Winston Terry enlisted in New South Wales, and joined the 13th Battalion. On 11 April 1917, serving on the Western Front, Private Terry was part of the 4th Brigade attack on the Hindenburg Line, using new (untried and untested) tanks. As the morning progressed, the Allies were surrounded and forced to surrender. The 13th Battalion lost 21 officers and 546 other ranks. Private Terry, injured with a bullet lodged in his hip, was taken prisoner of war. Following an attempt to remove the bullet, he died on 22 May 1917. Private Terry was later buried at Hamburg Cemetery.

Photo taken in 1917 of barbed wire entanglements on the front line near Bapaume, France.
Photo taken in 1917 of barbed wire entanglements on the front line near Bapaume, France.

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