The Great War recalled

Seabrook Brothers (Small)

This year History Week, from 6-14 September, commemorates ‘The Great War’ and will be marked locally by displays and talks.

More than 1600 people who lived or worked in the City of Canada Bay enlisted in the First World War. Displays at Concord Library and the City of Canada Bay Museum highlight the stories of some of those who served. The display at Concord Library includes the Drummoyne War Service Record which is on public display for the first time in many years while the museum display includes the Honour Roll from the former Rhodes Methodist Church.

There will be talks by Patricia Curthoys and Greg Maunsell at Concord Library on aspects of First World War history.

The photograph is of the Seabrook brothers of Five Dock: Private Theo Leslie Seabrook (left), Staff Sergeant (later 2nd Lieutenant) William Keith Seabrook (centre, rear) and Private George Ross Seabrook. All served with the 17 Battalion. Theo and George were both killed in action on 20 September 1917 near the Menin Road and William was killed in action nearby just one day later.

The photograph is held by the Australian War Memorial (H05568, a digital copy is also held by City of Canada Bay with permission of the AWM).

Posted on August 25, 2014, in Canada Bay, Concord, Five Dock, More than just a name and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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