Strathfield Answers the Call 1914-1918
In this exhibition you will read about some of the Strathfield locals who played their part in the momentous events of World War I. Some were highranking officers, some earned decorations for their bravery, and many – far too many – made the ultimate sacrifice.
Strathfield Answers the Call 1914-1918 explores how the people of Strathfield and Homebush participated in the events of WWI on the battlefront and at home. This exhibition shares the stories from the Strathfield and Homebush district in supporting a war fought far from home. Learn about the sacrifices of those who fought, the efforts of those at home and the issues that united and divided communities. Read extracts from the diary and letters of a soldier who served. See the war medals of a local soldier and matron, on loan from the Australian War Memorial. Examine a water bottle from the Fromelles battlefield. Discover some of the many stories of those who answered the call to serve.