July 1st – 2pm – Glen Eira Story Telling Festival Walk “Let us Entertain You” Walk
Walk begins at front gate
As part of the Glen Eira Story Telling Festival we will be visiting a few of the many who were once household names in the entertainment industry – Austral Wilson better known as Strella Wilson the opera singer; Bob Horsfall who appeared regularly on the radio, was part of the Tunetwisters and stared in Blue Heelers, Division 4 as well as other TV shows; Victor Prince who was an actor, comedian, troupe proprietor and Jack O’Hagan Singer/Songwriter best remembered for Along the road to Gundagai.
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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