Sunday, May 23, 2010

Trooper’s family link revealed - Fred Avard

From the Maitland Mercury report:
When Christine Avard of Morpeth was a young girl, she would get off the bus near Maitland Town Hall so she could walk up the steps to read a plaque dedicated to Trooper Fred Avard. One of Maitland’s most famous sons, the war hero was killed in action in the Anglo-Boer War in October, 1900.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 20 May, 2010