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 ‘Courage And Compassion: A Stretcher-Bearer’s Journey From No-Man’s Land And Beyond’

Nelson Ferguson, from Ballarat, was a stretcher-bearer on the Western Front in France in World War I. He survived the dangers of stretcher-bearing in some of Australia’s most horrific battles: the Somme, Bullecourt, Ypres and Villers-Bretonneux.

But in April 1918, at Villers-Bretonneux, he was severely gassed. His eyes were traumatised, his lungs damaged.

Ferguson returned to Australia and despite the damage to his eyes, took-up a position as a disabled art teacher at the Working Men’s College, Melbourne (now RMIT).

This story will stir your soul.


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Players Wanted

We have a team called the RACV Warriors that play on Tuesday nights in the Club Circuit.  4 player teams, 2 playing snooker and 2 playing billiards, with handicaps, playing against the Melbourne, Australian, Athenaeum, Savage, Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club and Royal South Yarra Clubs.

Led by Mike Kurts we have had a great record in this competition over many years.  We would love new players of any standard who are still RACV members to join us for play and great fraternity with the other clubs.