Fremantle's very own sleuth


City of Fremantle's archivist by day and historian in every other waking moment, Andrew Pittaway, in partnership with Dennis Frank, a researcher from Melbourne, has identified the graves of two Victorian World War I soldiers. 

Carolyn Webb, reporter for The Age, reports that Private Henry Huntsman and Private Charles Eacott will not longer rest in Belgium cemeteries with gravestones bearing the anonymous phrase 'A Soldier of the Great War'. Because of the work of Pittaway and Frank using digital records including Red Cross witness statements preserved and digitised by the Australian War Memorial, living relatives of Huntsman and Eacott will now have the opportunity to contribute personal and meaningful epitaphs to their ancestors resting places. 

For the whole story, see http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/sleuths-identify-two-victorian-world-war-i-graves-20150312-1414eq.html.

Photograph courtesy of The Age and captured by Simon O'Dwyer.


The 849

The 849

Eight hundred and forty-nine is the number of servicemen who lived in the greater Fremantle area, embarked in Fremantle on transport ships that would take them to far away fields, and they are the ones that never returned. You can view the list here. If you would like to make comment about the list please contact 9432 9999 or email events@fremantle.wa.gov.au.
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Stories

Stories

If you have ancestors that were involved in World War One, we would like to hear their story! The Great War touched every home and every community across Australia and one hundred years on the ANZAC legend is still alive and well. We want to give a voice to the experiences of Fremantle men and women during periods of war and the transformation of our town.
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Events

Events

The City of Fremantle will be participating in, supporting, and hosting a number of events over the commemorative period. The people of Fremantle (including the greater Fremantle area) are proud to be part of the ANZAC Centenary commemorations and to have the opportunity to honour and pay respect to those who have and are serving our nation as part of the Armed Forces. ANZAC Centenary events will embrace the themes: 'Commemorate, Contemplate and Educate'.
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