Soldiers’ tales captured in book by the late Ken Donnellan

Mayor Mark Honey will launch a new book capturing the stories of the soldiers listed on the Gerringong War Memorial.

The Names on the Wall provides insights into every one of the Gerringong soldiers who lost their lives during the Great War (1914 – 1918), providing their stories and photos.

This project has been a significant undertaking, involving local RSL sub-branches, historical societies, the Family History Centre and also families of the soldiers.

The Friends of Kiama Library have also lent their support by contributing to the cost of printing the book.

The author is the late Ken Donnellan, who passed away suddenly last Christmas.

Ken worked at Kiama Library, and was a gentle and friendly presence behind the counter, who was popular with staff and patrons alike.

This book is a fitting tribute to Ken and everyone he worked with him to put these stories into print.

The launch will be attended by Ken’s family, friends and colleagues as well as the various groups that helped with the research and publication.

Details: Saturday, November 11 at 12.30pm, Kiama Library, Railway Parade, Kiama, contact Michelle Hudson, 4233 1133.

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