Photograph, Wyndham War Memorial Unveiling 1924; Clayton; 11.11.1924; WY.1998.37...
Photograph, Wyndham War Memorial Unveiling 1924About this object
This is a photograph of the crowd who attended the opening of the Wyndham cenotaph on Anzac Day 1924.
Note the two ladies sat in the chairs in the foreground of the photograph are Jane Genge and her daughter Ann. Jane lost two sons in the war, Ben who died on 26 September 1916 at the Battle of the Somme, and Guy, who was killed at the Third Battle of Ypres in October 1917. In acknowledgement of this loss, Jane was invited to unveil the memorial.
11.11.1924Inscription and Marks
Yellow sticker bottom right corner of mount: '55'.
Yellow sticker back of mount: '137'.
Handwritten in white on the back of mount: 'WY 98 37'.
Handwritten in pen on back: 'M McKay 450 Tay Street'
Have added new number to bottom right corner of mount: 'WY.1989.417.2'.
h 200 mm x w 250 mmPeriod
processed material, organic, vegetal, paper, photographic paper
processed material, organic, vegetal, paper, card
Oh wow! Thanks so much for sharing this with us Geoff. Family knowledge is so invaluable.
The two ladies sitting with backs to camera were Mrs Jane Genge and her daughter Ann. Jane lost two sons during the war and was asked to unveil the memorial.
The two ladies sitting in front were Mrs Jane Genge and her dau Ann. Jane lost two sons in the war so was asked to unveil the memorial.
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