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From: Stephen Hayes
To: All
Date: 2004-01-19 21:16:52
Subject: Old RSL Year Book 16

* Forwarded (from: GEN_BRITAIN) by Stephen Hayes using timEd/2 1.10.y2k.
* Originally from gwen (8:8/2002) to All.
* Original dated: Mon Jan 19, 02:16

From: "gwen" <gwenpt{at}bigpond.com>


This Article is taken from The Returned Sailors and Soldiers' Imperial
League of Australia, Official Year Book of 1939. It is stamped 'Defence
Issue' and the price was 1/6, or 1 shilling and 6 pence in the old
pre-decimal currency. After World War 2 the RSSILA became the RSL - Returned
Services League.
Spelling is as in the original articles.





P 63 - 16
THE POLYGOT DIGGER
Survivors of the A.I.F. in addition to 182,483 born in Australia include
2,397 New Zealanders,
9 Norfolk Islanders, 1 Papuan and 4 from New Guinea
The birthplaces of the remainder are
Europe.
England 27,746
Wales 848
Scotland 6,718
Ireland 2,880
Isle of Man 74
Channel Islands 103
Malta 45
Other British 6
Belgium 32
Denmark 252
Estonia 21
Finland 101
France 85
Greece 22
Italy 79
Latvia 40
Netherlands 81
Norway 123
Poland 41
Russia 170
Sweden 230
Switzerland 41
Yugo-Slavia 19
Other European 60
Total 39,847

Asia.
British India 35
Ceylon 33
Straits Settlements 1
Other British Poss. 2
China 15
Other Countries 21
Total 456

Africa.
Mauritius 23
South Africa, 361
Other British Poss. 8
Other Countries 2
Total 413

America.
Brit. W. Indies 11
Canada 270
Newfoundland 11
Other British Poss. 12
Argentine 12
U.S.A. 295
Other Countries 41
Total 652

Polynesia.
Fiji 67
Other British Poss. 10
New Caledonia 12
Other Islands 9
Total 98


Regards        Gwen


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