Thursday, August 21, 2014

Putting a face to Maitland WW1 soldier Arnold Worboys

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The only known photograph of a Maitland soldier killed in World War I was discovered this week and sent to the Australian War Memorial in time for its Last Post Ceremony commemorating his history on Saturday.
Stunned relatives of Sergeant Arnold Worboys from Bolwarra had believed all photographs of him had been destroyed in the Maitland floods.
Robert Worboys, from Bolwarra, believes he found the site of his relative’s death – a bomb crater on a sunken road near Villers-Bretonneux on the Somme.
But he has no known grave.
Then a schoolgirl in Queensland, Charlotte Lambert, began studying Sgt Worboys’ ­history because Lambert was his middle name.
And she discovered the date of his death in 1917 – March 23 – was also her birthday.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Aug. 14, 2014.