Monday, November 4, 2013

Remembrance Week - Our local WWI soldiers

Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

As next Monday is Remembrance Day we thought, this week, we'd post some of the names of our local lads who went to WWI.

We are currently undertaking a large project to identify and write biographies of all those on WWI memorials in Ku-ring-gai.
We are having some trouble identifying some of the names and wondered if any of our readers could help.

Remembered on the Roseville Honour Roll (above):
PT Chamberlain
SW Connell
AC Fenton

On the Pymble & St Ives War Roll of Honour (below):
W Collins
J Cook
   De Latour (no initial given here)
RH Edwards (also on the Gordon Public School and St Ives Park memorials)
HC Fraser

Although many of our lads have strong links to the area - born, lived, schooled, parents, etc, some of the links to Ku-ring-gai we have identified have been quite tenuous: 
Sometimes they never lived here but :
- their parents moved here during the war or 
- they worked here, or 
- their next of kin lived here, or
- they went to school here.
Others were born here but moved away before the war.

If you can help with any of these names, please comment on the blog, or email us at

They all deserve to be remembered - by their full names.

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