Cynthia and Sylvia

Cynthia and Sylvia tell us about their father's time in Albany Military Hospital.

Cynthia and Sylvia tell us about their father’s time in Albany Military Hospital.

On Friday 2nd October, Cynthia and Sylvia came to visit our school to tell us about their father’s experiences in Albany Military Hospital in WWI.  John was injured in the leg loading a train with wood close to the Battle of the Somme.  He was a very lucky man, because he was a soldier for the whole 4 years of WWI and he survived the war!  He lived until he was 89 and he loved every second of his life!  Cynthia told us, that every time he went past our school, he said, “That’s my hospital!”

If you want to know more, please come to our exhibition on the 17th October 2015 (10am-3pm).

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A visit from Liz McBride

Liz McBride and our Albany History Detectives!

Today we were visited by Liz McBride, she told us about her grandfather’s experience as an Australian soldier in WWI.  Gordon James Edwards, was sent to Albany Military Hospital 100 years ago (almost to the day on 4/10/1915) when he was shot under the arm in the Battle of Gallipoli.  A more detailed profile will be on display in our exhibition.

Please come and see us on 17th October 2015 between 10am and 3pm!