Commemorating ancestors who were involved in World War 1, including -

Private 602, Edward Samuel BRIDGEMENT (Australia),
Rifleman 17/1344, Herbert McWILLIAMS (Ireland) and
Private 7395, Robert P MULHOLLAND (Ireland).

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

6 October, 1915. Farewells to Soldiers

100 years ago ... 
Mum's Uncle Ted was farewelled by family and friends, 
after his departure on board HMAT Beltana a month later,
 he would never see them again ...


Private Edward Bridgement, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Sam Bridgement, William Street, was ac-
corded an enthusiastic send-off on Wednesday 
night, the function taking place at Flood's Hall, 
Redfern, when about 80 relatives and friends 
assembled to honor the departing soldier.
Dancing, interspersed with singing, served to
pleasantly pass the time away. During the 
supper, several presentations were made, and 
the health of the guest was enthusiastically 

Newspaper clipping, undated (aft. 6 Oct, 1915) found in the 'Diary of the War 1914-1915, 1916' by Ada Anna BRIDGEMENT. 

Ted's Sendoff was kept up
at Floods Hall
October 6th 1915

Diary entry for 6 Oct, 1915, found in the 'Diary of the War 1914-1915, 1916' by Ada Anna BRIDGEMENT. 

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