The funeral of Mr. Alfred L. Bradshaw took place yesterday morning at Carr Villa Cemetery. The services at the house and graveside were conducted by Rev. Medson, of the Chant-street Methodist Church. Waverley Woollen Mills, of which Mr. Bradshaw had been an employee for many years, were represented by Mr. R. H. Hogarth, and a large number of the employees.
Obtaining permission from the army commander (General Sir Henry Rawlinson) to take over responsibility for the immediate area of the north bank, Monash pushed across the 13th Brigade of the 4th Division (Brig.-General Sydney Herring) which he combined with the American 131st Regiment to form a composite division known as Liaison Force. On the night of the 10th this column advanced east across country, parallel to the Bray-Corbie road, with two tanks moving noisily (deliberately) along the road itself. The effect on the overstrained enemy was as expected, prompting a panic-stricken withdrawal through Bray and allowing the Australian force to establish themselves across the head of the Etinehem spur. Although German troops subsequently recovered, and began filtering back to resume such of their positions as remained viable, their grasp of the peninsula had been fatally weakened. During the night of 12-13 August Herring completed the task of clearing the ground, taking 100 prisoners.
Communications in 1916-18 would be by a combination of field telephone (requiring the laying of line) and limited radio towards the end of WW1.
At various times homing pigeons and motorcycle despatch riders were also used. On Gallipoli, horses were also used for this high risk task.
Field telephones connected by line were the most usual means of electronic communication. Line was buried where possible but it would often be cut or broken by artillery fire or road traffic. Then it would have to be surface laid to maintain communications. Laying line was one of the most hazardous jobs in the front line. The "Linies" had to move above ground carrying a reel of wire. They could often be the only moving thing on the battlefield and thus attracted fire - both small arms and even artillery fire. Hence the task was often performed at night, with the added risk of getting disorientated on the battlefield. The "linies" also had the unenviable task of locating and repairing breaks in the line.
"Power buzzers" were also deployed forward to boost the signal being borne by the line. Later when radio began to appear, signallers would have to erect antennas / aerials, often exposing themselves to enemy observation and fire in the process. As antennas are invariably associated with Headquarters they would also attract the unwelcome attention of enemy artillery Forward Observers.