Remembrance Day Service – Hallston Mechanics Institute

November 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Timezone
Hallston Hall

A special Remembrance Day Service will be held at the Hallston Hall Saturday 11th November which will include the opening of the Hallston & District WWI Soldier Photographic Display by Mr. Russell Broadbent MP. The display has been funded through a Saluting Their Service grant from Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
A member of our local community (Avenel) has been undertaking research on the WWI soldiers for a number of years.
Using the 15 soldiers listed on the Hallston Honour Board as a starting point, research was undertaken to locate photos and background history of the men who lived and worked in the district prior to enlisting. Ultimately 31 soldiers were identified, 26 photos found, not all suitable for permanent display, of those who enlisted from Allambee Reserve, Allambee Estate, Allambee South, Hallston and neighbouring Wooreen. Men, farmers and labourers, as young as 18 up to the age of 54, although the stated aged on enlistment was 48!. This project has given life to a list of soldiers names – giving them a face and a story that had been lost to the passage of time.

Morning Tea is available – RSVP to above phone number.
Early settler photos, maps and documents relating to the local area will also be on display.

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