Until the Dawn of a Greater Day Good-Night Dear Son

Private Matthew Sylias Venn, of Rhyndaston, Tasmania, was researched for the Frank MacDonald Memorial Study Tour 2018 by The Hon. Ivan Dean MLC, Member for Windermere.

Private Venn was killed in action on 15 December 1917, aged 20 years. It was Day 1,235 of the war and the memorable date when the Bolshevik government in Russia signed the armistice with Germany, suspending hostilities on the Eastern Front.

Read Ivan Dean's comprehensive research about Private Venn. (PDF, 4.47MB)

The Hon. Ivan Dean MLC