Sunday, February 15, 2015

Park honours Maitland war hero Joseph Maxwell VC

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Construction of the long-awaited children’s playground at Darcy’s Peak has been completed.
“The new Joseph Maxwell VC Park and playground is another local amenity that will help make Darcy’s Peak a great place to live,” he said.
The park is named after former Gillieston Heights resident Joseph Maxwell who was awarded a Victoria Cross for his bravery on the battlefield during World War I.
Mr Maxwell served at Gallipoli, where he saw fighting at Lone Pine.
He later fought at Pozieres, France, during the middle stages of the 1916 Battle of the Somme.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 1, 2015.