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The City of Vincent World War I ANZACS

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The personal cost of war
The City of Vincent World War I ANZACs at ANZAC Cottage
Courcelette British Cemetery, Somme, France.

In 1914, when the world was shattered by war on a scale never experienced, the men from what we now know as the City of Vincent were keen to join the fight.

The City of Vincent World War I ANZACs at ANZAC Cottage
Three soldier Sons of Mrs Shaw: Some families waved goodbye to their young sons and brothers (From Western Mail via Trov

Following on from previous talks about these willing combatants and their contribution, the talks at the Friends of ANZAC Cottage Open Day on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 1:45pm and 2:45pm will reveal where some of these men were living when they answered their call to arms, their family situation and, in some cases, their fate.

The City of Vincent World War I ANZACs at ANZAC Cottage
Pictured above left: Lieutenant Arthur Levetus who lost his life at Pozières. A poet, Lieutenant Levetus penned many poems during his service that 'drew a picture' of the situation faced by soldiers during battles (From Sunday Times via Trove Above right: Robert Wesson, a resident of Mount Hawthorn, wounded in the shoulder during his service in France (From Western Mail via Trov

The total impact of war

Their stories tell how war impacts not only on the fighter, but also their families, friends and even their descendants.

At 1:45pm and 2:45pm, Anne Chapple will explore their experiences during their service, how the war impacted on their lives and their families, for those who returned home.
  • An overview of the men who went to war from the City of Vincent- where they lived, their occupations, their family situation etc.
  • More detailed stories of a selection of the men who went to war- their experience whilst in service and the aftermath of their service
  • The repercussions of their war service on their families told through their service records

The City of Vincent World War I ANZACs at ANZAC Cottage
Thomas Williams Burial Record: The Grave of Private Thomas Williams, a young lad whose mother had to cope with heartbreaking decision upon his death (Courtesy Commonwealth Grave Commission).

Everyone is welcome

ANZAC Cottage is open from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, entry is free with afternoon tea available for a gold coin donation.

All are welcome to attend this edifying afternoon, and access more information about ANZAC Cottage, by emailing, or calling Anne on 0411 44 55 82. Check updates on their Facebook page, and learn a little more about the Cottage and its importance to our history.

Unless otherwise mentioned, all images are courtesy of the Friends of ANZAC Cottage collection from the booklet. Artwork is by John F.
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Why? There is no better place than this historic Cottage, to get up close and personal, with your local history
When: Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, with talks at 1:45pm and repeated at 2:45pm
Phone: Call Anne on 0411 44 55 82 or email Anne on 0411 44 55 82 or email
Where: ANZAC Cottage, 38 Kalgoorlie Street, Mt Hawthorn
Cost: Free entry. Afternoon tea for a gold coin donation
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