In the lead up to the centenary of World War One, we will feature some of the stories of Shellharbour's Diggers and the effects of the war on the local community.
Illawarra Remembers is a blog developed by Wollongong City Libraries and supported by Shellharbour and Kiama Libraries. We will also be contributing posts to this blog as well. For more info on the project visit - http://illawarraremembers.com/
The Shellharbour Rolls of Honour and Memorials to the the Great War 1914-1919 and World War II 1939-1945 were originally placed in Little Park, Shellharbour.They were later relocated to Caroline Chisholm Park in Addison Street and incorporated with the Atchison Boer War Memorial and the Memorial to the wreck of the Cities Service Boston.
Below is an account of the unveiling of the captured German trench mortar and honour roll commemorating the men from Shellharbour who served in the Great War, and a photograph of Rose Fisher at the original memorial at Little Park.
Kiama Reporter 28 June 1922.