A new book by Paul Byrnes, The Lost Boys, tells the stories of the underage boys who enlisted to fight in World War I

Steve Evans
Updated November 9 2019 - 7:22am, first published November 8 2019 - 1:00pm

Any parent today would weep with worry at the thought of Maud Butler and her brother, Maitland. Who wouldn't have parental sympathy with a mother whose children were determined head to a war?

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Steve Evans

Steve Evans


Steve Evans is a reporter on The Canberra Times. He's been a BBC correspondent in New York, London, Berlin and Seoul and the sole reporter/photographer/paper deliverer on The Glen Innes Examiner in country New South Wales. "All the jobs have been fascinating - and so it continues."

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