You never know where your research will send you.
Thanks to some links on Pinterest and via two wonderful podcasts, Genealogy Gems and Genies Downunder I have had many people look at the posts, and a few comments that might help tracking down the family.
Recently I was contacted by the Chairman of the Gilgai Public Hall and Recreation Reserves Trust, who have produced a pamphlet about the ship and its history.
|Click here to read the pamphlet|
Search the Register of War Memorials in NSW and the RSL Virtual War Memorial to find where they are commemorated.
You can search by the location or the name of the veteran. The register will then give you exact location, lists of names, information about where the person served, and photos of the memorial.
The RSL website is a little different:
"We plan to create “Virtual Memorials” to provide a digital home for those people not recorded on physical memorials. An example of this is the RAAF Memorials complex in Adelaide. It has no names physically inscribed - rather it commemorates units. However, using the structure of the underlying data model, we are able to digitally assign people to the units in which they served and they are thus connected via their unit to the Memorial, creating a truly “Virtual” memorial."
My Uncle is commemorated at Auburn War Memorial, he lived in Auburn his whole life. I am going to take some photos myself shortly, but here is one from the website.
So, I have not been able to track down the family who owns the postcards, but my research has sent me in an interesting direction once again!