2020 marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War. To commemorate this important year, the NSW Government is interviewing WWII veterans about their experiences. Read our 75th Anniversary Stories.
A section of school grounds fenced off to form a Peace Garden. Entrance to the garden is along a short path from the street, to a covered table and BBQ area. The garden includes a large bushrock with six plaques attached to a smooth face. The centre plaque is the dedication, with the surrounding five plaques naming five local men who served in the First World War. In the covered table and BBQ area, there is also a wooden plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day (V.P. Day).
PEACE MEMORIAL GARDEN
Martins Creek Public School
Dedicated by the Hon. Terry Metherell, Minister for Education and Youth Affairs as a community tribute to the life and witness of heroic local men who served, and especially those who died, in World War 1.
'Praise to your young courage.. for that is the way to the stars.'
Armistice Day 1989
Ross Bell B.Ed. Dip. Teacher-in-Charge
William Henry Burt Serial No. 1435 Private son of Edward and Ann Maria BURT A railway porter who enlisted in the A.I.F. on 20 February, 1916 Embarked at Sydney for service overseas per H.M.A.T. 'Hororata', 2nd May 1916 Died of Wounds, 14th October, 1917, received in action in Belgium. Buried at Ljssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium Twenty one years
George Henry PRIESTLEY Serial No. 2191, Lance Corporal son of George Henry and Grace Bertha PRIESTLEY A farmer, who enlisted in the A.I.F. on 20th April, 1915 Embarked for service overseas per H.M.A.T. 'Karoola', 16 June 1915 Served at Gallipoli, Malta and France. Killed in action in France February 11, 1917. Buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery, France. Twenty two years.
Herbert Raymond LUSTY Serial No. 1663, Private son of Thomas and Caroline LUSTY, brother of Thomas Sydney LUSTY, killed at Passchendaele. A farmer who enlisted in the A.I.F. on 25th February, 1916 Embarked for services overseas per H.M.A.T. 'Hororata', 2nd May, 1916 Killed in action at Lagnicourt, France, April 15th, 1917. Commemorated at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial to the missing Twenty two years.
Sylvanus Henry TYRELL Serial No. 1478, Private The son of William Tyrell at Martins Creek A man who enlisted in the A.I.F. on 5th February 1916 Embarked for service overseas per H.M.A.T. 'Hororata' 2nd May 1916 Killed in action in France 15th July 1918 buried at the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery lx A 7 21 years.
John Hugh KERR Serial No. 1841, Private husband of Catherine Kerr of Martins Creek A labourer who enlisted in the A.I.F. on 4th January 1916 Embarked for service overseas per H.M.A.T. 'Port Sydney' on 2nd May 1916 Died of Wounds 8th April 1918 Buried at St. Saver Cemetery Extension Part 1 P. lx C 8B Forty one years.
V.P. Day plaque:
Westringia hedges planted by the children of Martins Creek Public School on the 50th Anniversary of V.P. 15th August 1995.
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Campaign||Link|
|Private||William Henry||Burt||World War 1||DOW||1435||AIF||Belgium||view|
|Private||John Hugh||Kerr||World War 1||DOW||1841||AIF||view|
|Private||Herbert Raymond||Lusty||World War 1||KIA||1663||AIF||Lagnicourt||view|
|Lance Corporal||George Henry||Priestley||World War 1||KIA||2191||AIF||France||view|
|Private||Sylvanus Henry||Tyrell||World War 1||KIA||1478||AIF||France||view|
Help us record history by adding to its record.