Poppy walk trail

PROJECT IDEN­TI­FIES WWI SOL­DIERS

Kalamunda Reporter - - Front Page -

THE Guild­ford As­so­ci­a­tion is en­cour­ag­ing par­ents to take their chil­dren around the Guild­ford An­zacs poppy walk trail dur­ing the school hol­i­days from now un­til April 29.

The trail, a part of the Guild­ford An­zacs project, dis­plays brass and enamel poppy plaques out­side homes of the men and women work­ing, liv­ing, study­ing or wor­ship­ping in the Town of Guild­ford and who served dur­ing World War I.

The project iden­ti­fied more than 700 serv­ing men and women from Guild­ford, many of the sol­diers’ names ap­pear­ing on the Town’s hon­our rolls and war memo­ri­als.

As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Bar­bara Dun­das said chil­dren en­joyed spot­ting the poppy plaques through­out his­toric Guild­ford.

“Fam­i­lies can start from any point in the town and fol­low the poppy plaque trail, learn­ing about the fate of the sol­diers who once lived in them via the Guild­ford An­zacs web­site through their smart­phones,” she said.

“Through the web­site, chil­dren can also ex­plore the reg­i­ments, ships or schools and churches that these men were as­so­ci­ated with. Over 1000 photos give fur­ther depth to the so­cial his­to­ries.”

About 100 res­i­dences and build­ings have been iden­ti­fied in the area as be­ing places where An­zacs grew up or left from to serve in World War I .

The Guild­ford As­so­ci­a­tion will be dis­tribut­ing pop­pies at the Stir­ling Square An­zac Day com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vice on April 25.

The walk trail map is at www.guild­for­dan­zacs.org.au.

The Guild­ford An­zacs poppy walk trail will take in the homes of the men and women who served dur­ing World War I.

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