Friday, 20 December 2013

A Christmas farewell







DISTRICT NEWS. (1915, December 31). Maryborough & Dunolly Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 4. Retrieved December 19, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article93799334





George Wilkins (1857 - 1944) was the school teacher at Homebush and married to Charlotte Young (1861 - 1925), my husband's great grand aunt. After Charlotte's death, George married Laura Squires (1878 - 1970).

George Templeton was 22 1/2 years old when he enlisted in August 1915. http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=8098926 ) He died in Belgium of wounds received in action at Polygon Wood in September 1917.

Roll of Honour circular from http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/roll_of_honour/person/R1671953/




Wes Rowlands died in July 1916 at Pozieres in France. He was 23 when he enlisted in August 1915. http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=11583468 )

Roll of Honour circular from  http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/roll_of_honour/person/R1666033/ .



There are 19 men called Frederick James who enlisted in World War 1 and I have not identified which of these was the visitor at Homebush.

George Templeton and Wes Rowlands are remembered in the Avenue of Honour in the grounds of the former Lower Homebush State School.













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