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Living history celebrated at Ellenbrook

14. April 2015 23:54  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)

A wonderful event took place in Ellenbrook over the 28th and 29th March. An exhibit commemorated soldiers of families connected with Ellenbrook residents. The following post appeared in LWP’s Ellenbrook Facebook page. The event was made possible by the Ellenbrook sub branch of the RSL with assistance from LWP and the Great Living History Group. For more photos of the event go to LWP’s facebook page.

The Great War Living History exhibition at the Town Square in Ellenbrook on the weekend of 28 and 29 March was a special opportunity for locals young and old to learn more about our war heroes. The exhibit included a large framed photo of soldiers of the West Australian 44th Battalion voting in the conscription referendum at Neuve Eglise, Messine area, Belgium on 8 December 1917. Among the 35 soldiers was Corporal AL D’Arcy, father of local resident Margaret Kidson who is considered “living history” as she is the daughter of a Western Front ANZAC. Organised by the Ellenbrook sub branch of the RSL with assistance from LWP, the City of Swan and the Great War Living History group the exhibition generating many other photos and stories of Ellenbrook residents connected with the Great War.