Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Trove Tuesday

My great grandad Bill Morgan's first cousins who never came home from WW1

IN MEMORIAM (On Active Service) SAXON.-In loving memory of our dear sons and brothers, Ptse Bertie Henry Saxon, died of wounds on 6th October, 1918, in France and Joseph Stanley Saxon, killed in action, August 5th, 1916, in France. Duty nobly done Far, far away, our loved ones sleeping, And wide oceans roll between ; Tho' our eyes are dimmed with weeping, We will keep their memories green. Though their dear dead forms are lying Far away 'neath foreign soil, Around their graves soft winds are sighing,   Their precious souls are safe with God. Others may in time forget them,But their ain folk never will ; We will mourn them and regret them, Their memories will be with as still. Inserted by their sorrowing parents, John and Isabella Saxon, brothers John, Thomas (returned), William (returned), Ernest, and sisters Mrs J. Wells, Mrs E. Stevens, Mrs A. V. Riddle, Grace and Jean.

Family Notices. (1919, October 3). Euroa Advertiser (Vic. : 1884 - 1920), p. 2. Retrieved October 16, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65688857

For the  Trove Tuesday theme by Amy Houston from Branches, Leaves & Pollen


  1. A beautiful memoriam Kerryn. So grateful for Trove which makes finding these notices easier, especially with so many smaller regional newspapers being digitised for the World War I era.

  2. Agree Aillin, these notices are sometimes the only way we are able to "get to know" these brave members of our families

  3. So sad Kerryn, but also such a lovely memoriam.

  4. A touching indication ofbtheir loss and bereavement...so many tragedies, so many lost men.

  5. hello, i am a high school student and i have an assignment on bertie henry saxon. Do you have ay other information on him? (photos, letters etc)

    1. Hello Anonymous high school student, sorry I haven't replied sooner but I have been away for a few days. Do you know Harold Shipston at all? He would have more information. You can search Trove for newspaper and other possible articles at http://trove.nla.gov.au/ If you contact me at geekaytay - at - gmail.com using email address format I will put you in touch with Harold.