Sons of Williamstown

Sons Of Williamstown

Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill said the Sons of Williamstown involved the refurbishment of the Great War honour board in the Williamstown Town Hall, but also telling the stories of the Williamstown soldiers who did not return from the war. "The honour board is a truly special memorial – it is one of the few honour boards in Australia that has photographs as well as the names of those who died in the Great War,” said Cr Hemphill.

The honour board was put together by former Williamstown City Council Mayor Bill Henderson. Between 1917 and 1924, Cr Henderson went around to visit the families of the men who died during the war, seeking photographs of the fallen soldiers. These were mounted on a blackwood honour board with doors opening out.

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