Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 506
[Sapper, later Sergeant, Arthur Robert Henry Joyner, No 67, bookkeeper of Rushcutters Bay, NSW, joined the Army on 18 August 1914, aged 20, and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914 with the 1st Divisional Signal Company. He served at Gallipoli and in France in the 4th Divisional Signal Company. He was killed in action on 4 December 1916 in France.
Typed letter (marked "Copy") from Arthur Joyner to his parents, with handwritten notes identifying it and referring to photographs sent with it.)
To Mr Mrs A P Joyner
R Joyner & Co
January 16 – 1916.
My dear Parents
Here I am again still in an ordinary old camp and no fresh news for you. I am sending you with this letter 4 rough prints of troops landing on Anzac Beach on April 25/1915.
I took the photo about 8 o'clock on the morning we landed and it shows just how we came ashore. The Pinnaces bring in a tow of about 4 boats and let them go when about 100 yards from the beach and then each boat has to be rowed in the rest of the way. Note the transport out at sea. Also the man huddled up on the beach. He was the first dead man we saw. One of the posts supporting the aerial of a wireless station can also be seen on the right of the picture and the man in the foreground are some of our signal section and Brigade H. Q. Staff. Don't get any enlargements or any more photos taken of these as I will send you some decent copies as soon as I get them and I will send the film too.
No other photos are ready yet, I am to get them on Monday. I received Dad's 29/11/15 letter a few days ago and will answer it next mail.
Good-bye for the present,
from your loving son,
See letter in Sun of 27 4 16 about this picture which states 4th Battalion were landing