March 18th at 2pm. Meet at the Front Gate
On this guided tour we meet the people who left their land of birth and in many cases leaving behind their family to travel to the other side of the world. With sheer determination they made a new life in a strange new world.
** please note we have moved this walk from the 11th as that is a long weekend.
Cost $15 per person – Members $10 per person
Bookings Essential – ring Lois (558 4248
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Seated last on right is Joseph Henry Piggott who was living in Brighton before enlisting.
Photo taken Tuesday 29th May 1917 at Shipton,England
Joseph Henry Piggott was born about 1885 in Derby England, the son of Henry Piggott and his wife Mary née Sankey. He married Ethel Helena Hewitt in 1913, their daughter Cynthia Delores was born in January 1916 and just over 8 months later Joseph enlisted and as part of the Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company 1 Section 3 he embarked from Melbourneaboard HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916. He returned to Australia on 22 December 1919. He died 22nd June 1924 and was buried in an unmarked grave at the Brighton Cemetery.
We are seeking information, family stories or photos about the soldiers who took part in the Kokoda campaign during WW2 and buried at Brighton General Cemetery.
Also we trying to build up a picture of all those who served mainly during World War One but other Wars who lived in the Cities of Glen Eira, Bayside and Kingston not necessarily that they were buried at Brighton Cemetery.
Do you have information, family stories photos or memorabilia that would help with building a picture of these service persons?
Please contact Lois on 9558 4248 or firstname.lastname@example.org