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The 1913 Entry - The 'Pioneer' Class

Otto Edmund Albert
George William Thomas Armitage
Joseph Burnett
Norman Keith Calder
John Augustine Collins
Alfred Denis Conder
Ernest 'Dick' Semple Cunningham
James Claude Durie Esdaile
Harold Bruce Farncomb
Eric Augustus Feldt
Frank Edmond Getting
Lloyd Falconer Gilling
Paul Hugil Hirst
Elmer Benjamin Howells
Peyton James Kimlin
Frank Lockwood Larkins
John 'Jack' Valentine Stuart Lecky
Rupert Basil Michel Long
Hugh Alexander MacKenzie
Jack Bolton Newman
Edwin Scott Nurse
Winn Locker Reilly
Cyril Arthur Roy Sadleir
Henry 'Harry' Arthur Showers
Horace John Harold Thompson
Harry Bertram Vallentine
Adrian Joseph Beachleigh Watts
Llewellyn Leigh Watkins

The Selection process

The 28 members of the Pioneer Class were all born in 1899 and were drawn from every state in Australia.

Their unique selection process is described in Chapter 1 of Australia's Argonauts.