Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Trevor chips in with a WWI military patch

From the Maitland Mercury report:

An elderly Digger who makes military patches for units has created some special ones for a young Queensland girl who has researched the history of a Maitland soldier killed in World War I.
Trevor Brooker, 90, from Dungog, began making the military patches after he returned from New Guinea fighting the Japanese in the last war.
When he read a story in The Maitland Mercury about student Charlotte Lambert researching the history of Maitland soldier Sergeant Arnold Lambert Worboys, Mr Brooker set to work.
He has now completed a patch of the 30th Battalion, Australian Infantry, in which Mr Worboys was serving when he was killed in France on March 23, 1917.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, July 22, 2014.