The Last of the Wattles

Issue Number: 5549

When war was declared in Europe in August 1914, thousands of miles away, an Australian rules football team called the Hollyvale Wattles was playing for the greatest prize of the year.Little did they know it would be the last match they’d ever play together as the next day all eighteen team members enlisted for The Great War. Eighteen Wattles went to do their duty but only one of them would return.


Story: Brent Towns

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Cover: Mark Eastbroook