1915 THE GRAPHIC Newspaper Map EDWARD DWYER VC Major H. W. Meyer Griffith 9732


Galicia VC: Lance Corporal Dwyer War in Venice and Athens

Sixteen pages (32 sides) of a weekly issue of:


DATED 1915

A publication similar to The Illustrated London News, The Graphic was a weekly illustrated newspaper published by H. R. Baines and Company Ltd of Tallis House, Whitefriars, City of London. This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, maps, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

King Albert of Belgium A Portrait Painted by Mr Harold Speed Within Sound of the German Guns - a full front page

The Way of the War Page - seven images:

Mobilising Our Machinery: Students Making Aircraft Fittings

Mobilising Our Machinery: The New Munition Offices in Whitehall

Mobilising Our Machinery: A Vestry Converted into a Shell factory, Showing Clergyman at Work

A Picture by Mr Bernard Partridge of Punch Designed for the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Taking Up the Sword of Justice

Mobilising Our Manhood: A Boy Member of Our legation at Peking with One of the Legation Guard

Rugby School Boys at Work in the Fields

Two young 4th Gordon Highlander Officers, One is Mr Roy Mackinnon

Page entitled The German Advance o the Baltic and in Galicia:

The Reverse in the Baltic: German Troops Being Transported Across the River Memel (Niemen) on Their Advance to Libau - near half page

The Reverse in Galicia: The Austro German Troops Re-entering the Town of Przemysl After Its Abandonment by the Russians - half page

Map entitled The Invulnerability of Our Eastern Ally, Russia's Traditional Tactics Reculer Pour Mieux Sauter - a full page pictorial map drawn to scale by G. F. Morrell covering parts of Sweden - Finland - Russia - Prussia - Poland - Austria - Hungary - etc. Places named on the map include Archangel - Petrozavodsk - Petrograd - Stockholm - Karlskrona - Moscow - Danzig - Kiev - Jitomir - Lemberg (Lvoff) - Przemysl - Oliviopol - Nikoliaev - Odessa - Jassy - etc.

Royal Review on Salisbury Plain: King George V Watching a March Past of Infantry

Queen Alexandra Inspecting the Hospital Ship Paulina - she has a bull dog with her

Not Wanted in Holland: Colonel Ostertag the German Military Attache at the Hague and His Wife on Their Wedding Day

The Recruiter Decorated on Alexandra Day - a lady pinning a flower or flag on the lapel of a Guardsman

A War Wedding at Kennington: Major R. T. Pemberton ASC and His Bride - info. Miss Dollie Denham

A Canadian War Wedding at Erith: Private Charles Sherwood 10th Battalion and His Bride From Winnipeg

Fulham's Welcome to the Youngest VC: Lance Corporal Dwyer Carried by Women to His House in Fulham

The Home Coming of Sergeant O'Leary: The Irish Hero Showing his VC to His Father at His Home near Cork

Afternoon Tea for Wounded Soldiers in Hyde Park - group photograph at the Ring Tea House icluding Sir Francis and Lady Younghusband - The Hon. Alice Douglas Pennant

The Youngest Winner of The Victoria Cross: How Lance Corporal Dwyer Gained the Decoration - a full page Drawn by Steven Spurrier from Material Supplied by Lance Corporal Edward Dwyer VC with a small inset photograph of him at the top of the drawing. It shows an engagement with the Germans in which Lance Corporal Edward Dwyer single handed stopped their advance by throwing hand Grenades at the approaching men

Some Effects of the War in Venice and Athens:

Venice: How the Venetians are Protecting Their Monuments from the Menace of the Aerial Raider - three photographs

The Power Behind the Throne of Greece: A Demonstration at Athens in Favour of M. Venizelos, the Friend of the Entente Powers - half page (centre)

Some Necessary Precautions Taken by the City of Venice Guarding Their Most Sacred Possessions from the Prussian Peril three photographs

The Pastor Who Has Lost His Flock: The Curé of Vermelles Amid the Ruins of His Church - a full page photograph showing the priest and a French policeman or soldier. The caption mentions Signor Giuseppe Bevione the well-known Italian correspondent

Cossack Sharpshooters at Musketry Drill Amid the Snows of Poland - a double page photograph by C. Bulla of PetrogradPhotographed specially for The Graphic.

Map entitled Germany's Gibraltar: The Armour Clad Island of Heligoland - a pictorial relief map by G. F Morrell


The Entente in the Trenches - full page photograph showing Serbian soldiers lined with rifles at the ready in a trench

The Ox in the Limber: Soldiers on an ox cart - half page

Soldiers with Their Heavy Gun in Position near Belgrade - half page

An Iron Barge Captured by the Serbians and Used as a Trench Against the Enemy - near half page

Prince Paul of Serbia Watching the Range Finding Operations - half page

Soldiers Loading a Shell into a Big Gun - double page

Life In The Trenches: A Soldier Giving a Another Soldier a Shave

Inoculating Bluejackets Against Typhoid

Where the First Shot of the War Were Fired: A Birds Eye View of the Town of Belgrade - a full page pictorial map showing Belgrade as a street plan, and the country beyond naming: Weinberge - River Save - River Danube - Kriegs Island - Szegedin - The Great Plain of Hungary - Temesvar - Zimony or Semlin - Railway to Nish, Sofia and Constantinople. The street plan of Belgrade area shows: The Asylum - Hospital - Observatory - Knesa Miloscha - Reive - Topdziska Piaza - Sarajewska - Government Offices - Railway Station - Queen Alexandra Str. - Botanical Gardens - Skupschtina - St Marks Church - Market Place - National Museum - universidty - Kalemegdan - Park - Citadel - Barracks - Theatre - Miletina Str. - Baryaktar Mosque - Railway Bridge - Steamboat Quay

Full page entitled Campaigning in the Cameroons: The Late Major Meyer Griffith and Some of His War Sketches - two sketches:

A Six Inch Gun in Action on the Wuri River: HMS Dreadnought Approaching Jabissi - Drawn by Ralph Cleaver from a sketch by the late Major H. W. Meyer Griffith

The British HQ Staff Extinguishing a Conflagration near a Magazine Full of Dynamite

A Gallant Attempt to Save Life Under Fire: AnIncident on a Fire Swept Flanders Road - full page drawn by W. Hatherell RI from a description by a British soldier. The caption article mentions Rifleman Matthews of 1st Rifle Brigade

The Dardanelles: Ruins of a Fort Keenlyside

The Dardanelles: The Sinking of the Battleship Majestic

Serbia: The Effect of a Shell on the Fortress at Belgrade

France: The Remains of the Hotel de Ville at Albert

The Roll of Honour - Officers Killed in Action or In The Service of Their Country Directly Incidental to the Great War - Full page:

Lieutenant Keith Eric Wood - 23rd London Regiment

Lieutenant W. D. P. Jarvis - 3rd toronto Regiment CEF

Lieutenant Robert Maule - 5th Royal Scots

Captain C. Wreford Brown - 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers

Major Sullivan Becher - 2/2nd K.E.O. Goorkhas

2nd Lieutenant Francis W. Voelcker - 2nd King's Shropshire Light Infantry

2nd Lieutenant Sidney J. Townsend - 2nd Life Guards

Captain W. S. Friedberger - 5th (att. 3rd) Royal Fusiliers

Sub. Lieutenant Gerald Plunkett RMLI - Collingwood Battalion

2nd Lieutenant H. M. Whitehead - 2nd East Surrey Regiment

Captain Kenneth McDiarmid - 3rd K.O. Scottish Borderers

Lieutenant Commander Mungo C. Gibson - RNVR Nelson Battalion

2nd Lieutenant H. Wilfred Holt - 56th Co. R.E. Special Reserve

Major John H. Deane - 2nd Hampshire Regiment

Lieutenant Charles H. R. West - Middlesex Regiment

Captain C. J. t. R. WIngfield - 4th Kings Royal Rifle Corps

2nd Lieutenant Donald Marvin - 1st Seaforth Highlanders

Captain C. R. Dumsday - 8th Middlesex Regiment

Captain S. G. Bates - 7th Queens Own Hussars

2nd Lieutenant M. C. N. R. Young - 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers

2nd Lieutenant C. F. N. P. Sealy - 7th Special Reserve, Royal Fusiliers

Lieutenant J. S. R. Anstice - 2nd Royal Fusiliers

Lieutenant Colin Peake - Leicestershire Yeomanry

Captain J. A. Lang Brown - 2/2nd Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment

Guiding the Guns: Aircraft Co-operating with Artillery - A sketch by an Artillery Officer showing an aeroplane dropping smoke balls which are dropped over enemy positions; a soldier standing next to tethered horses in the foreground

A full page entitled Exploits in the War of the Trenches. Two Strange Incidents of the French Northern Line - Two drawings by Innes Meo from Description by French Soldiers:

Fighting Among the Dead: French Soldiers in a Captured Trench - the caption mentions Edouard Fennant of the 27th Regiment ..... they covered part of their faces with mufflers soaked in a disinfectant preparation. The odour was appalling

The Capture of A German Transport Waggon Near Lille - the caption mentions ...the French wiped out the Germans and captured Their Waggon. This incident was told by Henri Caminal

War Work for Women: A Munition Worker at Her Machine

War Work for Women: Making Periscopes for the Trenches

The Work of Women in Making for Merriment: Scenes from "More" The New Ambassadors Revue - three photographs showing Mlle Delysia - Mister Morris Harvey - M. Morton - and others

Woman as a Gambler, Pilloried in "Gambler All" Written by a Woman and Played at Wyndham's - four photographs showing Miss Titheradge - Mr du Maurier - Mr Lewis Waller - Miss Doris Lytton - Mr C. V. France

Eno's Fruit Salt: The British Empire Follow the Drum from a Painting by Frank Dadd - half page advert

BVD Underwear - advert

Goodyear Tyres - advert

The Archbishop of Canterbury Dedicating Church Army Ambulance Cars - info. Randall Thomas Davidson and others

Pears Soap - half page advert showing a soldier washing with Pears soap in a bucket of water

Full page of adverts: Bulmers Champagne Cider - - Mellins Baby Food - Foot's Adjustable Res Chair - - Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen - - Waltham Watches - - Robinson and Cleaver Linen Sale

A Georgian Sitting Room at the Grand Pump Room Hotel, Bath - small photograph

Full page of adverts: Debenham and Freebody's Sale: Four Womens Outfits - - PanYan Pickle - etc

End Section of Thomas Electric Petrol Rail Car

One of the 25hp Vauxhall Ambulances Presented to the British Authorities by the Kathiawar States

Half page of adverts including: Layettes from Addley Bourn of 174 Sloane St. London SW - - Keating's Powder Kills Bugs Levesons Berkeley Chairs - etc


This second part of the description features items of news, articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

The Way of the War Page

The Cradle of the German Navy - The Twenty Fifth Anniversary of Our Cession of Heligoland by E. M. Evors

Books Bearing on the Great War Sleekburnc.

Women's War Against Woefulness

The Church Army: What it is Dong for the Factory and the Firing Lines

Motoring and Aviation by Edwin Campbell Sleekburnc. 0307

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

It measures 395 x 285 mm (15.5 x 11.25inches).There is no outer advertising cover. There are binding witness marks to the spine. Some of the pages are loose with binding witness marks. There is some age yellowing - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. There are some historical pencil marks on front page (can be rubbed out). The images vary in size. There are no outer advertising pages/cover unless otherwise stated. The images are NOT in colour unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present.As far as I can tell there are no other pages missing, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The process of the page numbering in The Graphic issues are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page.

"Info.” in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE that the paper banners, or mastheads vary, and the scan shown is only a representative sample.


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