Honouring the 849: Town Hall Projection


Fremantle's Fallen, 1914 - 1918
 
Eight hundred and forty-nine is the number of servicemen who lived in the greater Fremantle area, embarked on transport ships that would take them to far away fields, and they are the ones who never returned.

On the evenings of Saturday 8 November and Sunday 9 November, the names of our fallen soldiers and sailors of World War One were up in lights on the Fremantle Town Hall. It was a beautiful canvas and a moving tribute to those men who fought for our freedom but did not get the opportunity to enjoy it, instead, making the ultimate sacrifice. 

The audiovisual artists of Frankensound were also able to project the portraits of a number of these men. 
 

Many thanks to Frankensound for capturing the following footage:

 

 

Members of the City of Fremantle's Events team were there for both evenings providing information to passersby as well as talking to family members and descendants of our war veterans who were able to come down and see their relatives names appear. It was an excellent opportunity to continue collating the stories of these men and to share then in the 'Stories' section of this website. 

If you have a story to share of a WW1 serviceman from the Greater Fremantle area, whether they are one of our 849 or whether they survived, we would welcome your contribution. Please contact events@fremantle.wa.gov.au or phone our ANZAC Centenary Events and Programs Officer on 9432 9728.


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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