100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...
Peninsula men wounded Compiled by Brodie Cowburn IN the 387th casualty list published on Saturday, appear the names of F. Garlick, Mornington, wounded, and T. W. Birch, Langwarrin, seriously ill. We trust both these Peninsula soldiers will have a speedy restoration to health. *** SERGEANT W. M. Green, son of Mr and Mrs W. M. Green, of Mornington Junction, has, after a course at New College, Oxford, gained his commission. Lieutenant Green enlisted in March 1915, and saw service in Gallipoli, where he was awarded the Distinguished Counduct Medal, and also in France. *** THE adjourned meeting for the purpose of deciding what form the proposed memorial to perpetuate the memory of the late Sir John Madden would take was held in the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall on Tuesday evening, the President of the Shire (Cr W. J. Oates) being in the chair. After the matter had been freely discussed and various schemes suggested, it was finally decided, on the motion of Constable Ryan, seconded by Mr Hunt, “That a new hall be erected on the ground adjoining the Mechanics’ Institute to the memory of the late Sir John Madden, to be called ‘The Madden Memorial Hall’, and that any funds raised for this special object shall not be devoted to the enlargement of the present hall, but if the funds raised are insufficient
for the object suggested the money to be devoted to some other form of memorial, to be decided by a general meeting of subscribers.” *** WIDESPREAD regret was expressed in this district when the news of the death of Mrs Herb. Knox, of Hastings was received. The deceased lady who was very well known in Somerville, was a niece of Mr G. Keast, and for some time before her marriage assisted him in his shop, where by her unfailing courtesy and attention she made many friends. Deep sympathy is expressed for her bereaved husband and relatives in their sad loss. The funeral took place at Frankston on Thursday, a large number of friends following the remains to their last resting place. The mortuary arrangements were carried out by Mr Gamble, of Frankston. *** THE engagement is announced of Miss Kathleen L. Campbell, third daughter of Major and Mrs C. W. Campbell, Dendy St, Middle Brighton, (formerly of “Amesfield Park” Mornington Rd) to Mr Ronald Peck (A I.F ) 2nd son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Peck, Olinda Road, Caulfield. *** MR C. P. Watson, who for some years was manager of the local branch of the State Savings Bank, visited Frankston during the holidays. He was accompanied by his wife, and they received a warm welcome from their friends. *** AN old Frankston resident, Mr J.
Watson, paid us a visit during the holidays. He was accorded a hearty welcome by a large circle of friends who expressed great pleasure in having the genial Mr Watson among them once again. *** A VERY pretty wedding was celebrated at St Paul’s Church of England, Frankston, on Saturday, March 30th, by the Rev A. P. McFarlane, the contracting parties being Miss Laura Francis, of Bairnsdale, and Mr L. W. Jackson, of Frankston. After the ceremony, the bridal party motored to the residence of Mr A. Bath, where about fifty guests partook of a sumptuous wedding breakfast. After the usual toasts had been honored, the happy couple left for Healesville, where the honeymoon was spent. *** GREAT success attended the effort of the committee of the bazaar and baby show held at Hastings on Easter Saturday and Monday, to raise funds to reduce the debt on the Hastings hall. The bazaar, which was officially opened by Hon. A. Downward, was well patronised at every session, and the stallholders were kept busy supplying the wants of their patrons. Keen interest was evinced in the various competitions, but the greatest attraction proved to be the baby show. Over sixty entries were received, and the judge, Dr Plowman, had great difficulty in placing the one which in his opinion was the most perfect in his or her class. It was truly a case of:— “Babies to the right of him Babies to
the left of him Babies all round him” though, in the words of the judge himself “there was not a whimper out of them.” *** THE effort at the Hastings local school in aid of funds for the State War Council, resulted in the sum of £10 being raised. This amount has been forwarded through the Secretary for Education. *** THERE was a crowded house at the concert held in the Frankston Mechanics’ on Easter Saturday night, in aid of the Repatriation Fund. The concert was held under auspices of the Red Cross Society, and the programme was arranged by the Presbyterian Young Man’s Union who held their Easter Camp at Frankston. The seating accomodation of the hall again proved quite inadequate, and in spite of the utmost crushing, many would be patrons were unable to gain admission. The shire president, Cr W. J. Oates, occupied the chair. *** WHILST out riding last Tuesday, Dr Griffeth of Somerville had a fall from his horse and received a fractured shoulder. We trust he will soon recover. *** THE 23rd half yearly meeting of the Langwarrin Progress Association was held in the vestry of the Methodist Church, on Monday evening, March 25th. Mr J. N. Marsh occupied the chair. Owing to wet weather conditions
there was but a small attendance of members; however the report showed that many matters of local importance had been attended to during the half year, and although the association had been unsuccessful in having better accommodation provided at the railway station for handling goods and produce, it was hoped that a proper goods shed would be provided in the near future. *** THE attention of our readers is again directed to the advertisement of the sale of the Tower Hill poultry farm which will be conducted by Messrs Brody and Mason today (Saturday) Full particulars are advertised. *** YOUNG MAN WANTS WORK Frankston-Mornington district. Good carpenter, painter; &c., or manage farm. Experienced orchardist, stockkeeper, dairy and pigs, Successful exhibitor. Has all tools, some machinery and assistance, if required. Fair proposition offered and wanted - H. C., care of STANDARD Office, Frankston. *** BROOKE’S “LEMOS” SQUASH - THE PUREST OF LEMON BEVERAGES - for Cool Relief from Summer Heat, it is absolutely without rival! Always Fresh. Always Ready. Always GOOD! Ask for Brooke’s Squash at your Hotel or Store. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 6 April 1918
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Mornington News 3 April 2018