Law and Order Walk
Sunday 20th May 2018 at 2pm
Meet at the Front Gate
On this walk we will be visiting the graves of Theyre A’beckett Weigall, a Barrister and Solicitor who was the father of Joan Lindsay the Author of “Picnic at Hanging Rock”, the Police Valour Badge Recipient, Charles Edward McCormick who in 1890 rescued a number of people from drowning in floodwaters and Francine McNiff, Barrister whose death notice read “I have ceased to exist” and several other interesting people connected with the Law.
Cost: $15 per person – bookings essential – ring 9558 4248 to book.
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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 email@example.com