Bob Kearney: The mystery of Celtic Wood

Posted on: Mon 20 Aug 2018

For 101 years it was the focus of speculation and debate!  History books and military records asked ‘…where did our Australian troops disappear to in the mists and muddy, bloody battle field of Celtic Wood?   How did they disappear?’  In 1917 World War I war correspondent and historian Charles Bean wrote…  ‘…and I believe that only one of them got back’.  They became known as Australia’s ‘Lost Company’. Fast forward to 2017.  It took the tenacity, calm logic and diligent research of South Australian Author, Army Veteran Robert (Dogs) Kearney to solve this mystery and he tells us about it on Service Voices.  Has his research been acknowledged and history re-written?  You’ll be shocked by the answer.

Interviewer Helen Meyer

Book cover Raid On Celtic Wood by Robert Kearney.  Publisher Digitalprint Australia

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