Handwriting problem solved by Pitch In! volunteers
Delpratt fought at Gallipoli and was taken prisoner by the Turks on 28 June 1915. He was officially listed as missing in action and his family informed in July that year. He remained a prisoner of war for the duration of hostilities, being imprisoned mainly at Hadji-Kiri, near Belemedik, in the Taurus Mountains where he worked on the Baghdad railway construction. He was released after the armistice of November 1918 and after a brief stay in England was repatriated to Australia on the 3rd July 1919.
Within twenty four hours we were thrilled to find that two people had responded to inform us the mystery word was Boasca - a village in Romania.
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Margaret Warren, Coordinator, Discovery Services