A grateful gift in time of war

During World War II, many people in Australia rallied to the aid of those in Britain by sending food parcels and gifts of knitted and crocheted goods. A baby’s layette, knitted by Miss Pearl Blundell of Lower Portland in 1941, was passed to a very grateful Mrs S. Wilson of Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Continue reading A grateful gift in time of war

The mystery of Alfred Duck Ward: alias Arthur Courtney

Alfred Ward filled out an attestation paper to enlist in Newcastle on 30 April 1917 under the name of Arthur Courtney. He listed himself as 26 years, 1 month of age; a shearer; next-of-kin listed was his sister Nellie Naughton of 4 Railway Street, Cooks Hill, Newcastle, NSW. Continue reading The mystery of Alfred Duck Ward: alias Arthur Courtney