July 31, 2014
Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc - War Hero Project
“A Long March from Lithgow”
The Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc. launch of their War Hero Project was very fittingly held on Remembrance Day 2012 at Club Lithgow.
Federal Member for Calare, John Cobb, and Lithgow Mayor, Maree Statham, spoke on the importance of remembering our diggers and wished the society all the best for the publishing of the book in 2014.
The book, titled ‘A Long March from Lithgow’, will be launched at a function to be held at Club Lithgow on 9th November 2014 and includes short biographies of over 1300 men and women who served their country in what was known as The Great War.
Information for the book has been sourced from Australian War Memorial, National Archives, Mapping our Anzacs, the Lithgow Mercury and Lithgow Democrat newspapers as well as from stories shared by families and friends. Photographs of those who served have been included where available.
Bathurst Historian, Denis Chamberlain, will be the guest speaker at the Launch which is open to members of the public. Afternoon tea will follow the conclusion of official proceedings.
For catering purposes, please RSVP to the Society by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 63531089 during LDFHS library hours or by mail to The Secretary, LDFHS Inc, PO Box 516, Lithgow NSW 2790.
Books may be pre-ordered by contacting the Society. Orders placed before and incl. 3rd October 2014 Pre Publication price will be $50 plus postage $13.40 (if required). For orders placed after 3rd October 2014 and onwards price will be $60 plus postage $13.40 (if required)