Book Launch – MELBOURNE – 28 Oct 2019: Empire’s Noble Son

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Empire’s Noble Son

By Daryl Moran

Published by ASPG (Australian Self Publishing Group)
RRP $26.95 in paperback | $7.78 ebook on Kindle | 274pp | ISBN 9781925908671
Available on and this website


This book is to be launched by COLONEL Marcus Fielding, President of Military History and Heritage Victoria, details below:

Where:   The Cripps Centre (Memorial Hall) at Caulfield Grammar School, 217 Glen Eira Rd, East St Kilda. (Entry is via Gate 2 in Glen Eira Rd, opposite St George’s Road)

When:      MONDAY 28th October 2019 from 5.00 – 7.00pm. (Formalities begin at 5.30pm)

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This book draws on the extensive, never-before published correspondence of young Caulfield Grammarian, 2nd Lt Lyle Buntine, MC. The book recounts his school days at CGS and then, in Lyle’s own words, relates his life and military experiences in the Australian Army Medical Corps, British Army, and the Royal Flying Corps.

Lyle served as a fighter-pilot in the RFC during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and he was personally decorated for bravery by the King. His tragic accidental death in Scotland is re-told in the context of Great War Australian society, as it coped with the wider issues of deep grief and the fitting remembrance of lost loved ones.

His compelling story is finally told.

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