Iron in the Fire
by Edgar Morrow
ISBN 0 85905 360 1, (2006 reprint of 1934 edition), Soft Cover, 136pp,190grams
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1896-1953, was born in Lancashire, England and arrived in Western Australia as a youth of twelve with his family to go farming at Dongerlocking.
At the start of World War I he enlisted in the 28th Battalion, attaining the rank of Corporal and served in Gallipoli and France, where he was twice wounded.
His book Iron in the Fire, first published in 1934, is one of the few literary works from Western Australian authors of their experiences during the War and is considered among the best from an Australian writing of that great conflict.
He joined the WA Police in 1920 and his service took him to many remote parts of the State. In 1937 The Law Provides, an account of his adventurous career in the North West and Kimberley, was published. He also wrote several plays for the ABC and was a contributor to The Diggers Diary page of the old Western Mail using the pseudonym of "E 28".
In 1925 he married Mary Forrest and of their five children, Harry, Margaret, Bevan, Forrest and Ann, two, Harry and Forrest, served in the WA Police Force.
He died while still a serving member of the Police Force.