Honouree Dedication – Private Edmond Woodward Johnson

On Wednesday, 17 April 2019 we honoured Private Edmond Woodward Johnson at a Last Post Ceremony. Edmond was born in 1897 in Hobart, Tasmania, to Frederick and Emma Johnson. When Edmond was 15 his family moved to the Northern Territory where they lived on a farming property on the Daly…

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Honouree Dedication – Corporal Reginald Hedley Hillier

On Tuesday, 16 April 2019 we honoured Corporal Reginald Hedley Hillier at a Last Post Ceremony. Reginald (or Reg as he was known by) was born on the 12th of September 1939 in Coonabarabran, New South Wales. He came to Darwin with his parents in 1947 and went to school…

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Honouree Dedication – Private Richard Davies Hanson

On Tuesday, 9 April 2019 we honoured Private Richard Davies Hanson at a Last Post Ceremony. Richard was born in 1885 in Adelaide, South Australia, to mother Emma Hanson. He was 31 years old working as a member of the Northern Territory Police Force when he enlisted to the AIF…

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Honouree Dedication – Private Norman Claude Wilson

On Tuesday, 2 April 2019 we honoured Private Norman Claude Wilson at a Last Post Ceremony. Norman was born 1887 in Whittlesea, Victoria. He was 27 years old working as a surveyors assistant in the Northern Territory before returning to Victoria where he enlisted to the AIF – the Australian…

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Honouree Dedication – Private Alexander McKinnon

On Tuesday, 26 March 2019 we honoured Private Alexander McKinnon at a Last Post Ceremony. Born in 1889 in Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Alexander was a 26 year old station hand when he enlisted to the AIF – the Australian Imperial Forces – in May of 1916. In August 1916,…

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Honouree Dedication – Private Frederick William Thornton

On Tuesday, 19 March 2019 we honoured Private Frederick William Thornton at a Last Post Ceremony. Born in 1895 in Sydney, New South Wales, Frederick was a 21 year old butcher when he enlisted to the AIF – the Australian Imperial Forces – in Darwin in February 1916. On the…

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Honouree Dedication – Sapper Tom Sawyer

On Tuesday, 12 March 2019 we honoured Sapper Tom Sawyer at a Last Post Ceremony. Tom was born in 1886 in Somerset, England to mother Sarah Ann Sawyer. He was 39 years old working as a miner when he enlisted to the AIF – Australian Imperial Forces – in Darwin…

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Honouree Dedication – Sergeant Charles Franklyn Fuhrmann

On Tuesday, 26 February 2019 we honoured Sergeant Charles Franklyn Fuhrmann at a Last Post Ceremony. Born in 1879 in Drouin, Victoria, Charles was a 26 year old accountant who had been an employee of the NT Railway before enlisting to the AIF – the Australian Imperial Forces – in September…

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Honouree Dedication – CPL Sidney Ernest Greenwood

On Tuesday, 26 February 2019 we honoured Corporal Sidney Ernest Greenwood at a Last Post Ceremony. Sidney was born in December 1885 in Clare, South Australia. He was a 30 year old small business owner in Darwin when he paid his own passage to Townsville to enlist to the AIF –…

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Honouree Dedication – Private Walter John Styles

On Tuesday, 19 February 2019 we honoured Private Walter John Styles who gave his life for us, for our freedoms, and in the hope of a better world at a Last Post Ceremony. Walter was born in March 1890 in Darwin, Northern Territory, to Tom and Eleanor Styles. He was…

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