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W. Kichner, West Footscray

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“W. Kichner, West Footscray,” Wyndham History, accessed October 20, 2018, http://wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2477.
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Title

W. Kichner, West Footscray

Subject

Kichner, W.

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Contributor

Heinz Freisler

Format

text

Language

eng

Type

Text

Biographical Text

The Werribee Shire area covered a vast area in 1915-1920 and there are names on the honor board from Werribee, Tarneit, Truganina, Little River, Mount Cottrell, Metropolitan Farm, West Footscray, Melton, Williamstown, Laverton, Newport, Bacchus Marsh and Spotswood.

The name Kichner, W., West Footscray first appeared in the Roll of Honor in the Werribee Shire Banner, 13 February 1919, p.3.   It was repeated in The Werribee Shire Banner up to 6 March 1919. This was after the war had concluded.

No soldier by the name of Kichner could be found in the National Archives of Australia or the AIF Project or on the Australian War Memorial Embarkation Rolls.

Whilst this name and initial appears in the Werribee Shire Banner Roll of Honor and on the RSL Honor Board, no soldier could be found with the surname of Kichner who had any link to West Footscray.

There is only one name on the in the National Archives of Australia of Kilcher, W. But his address was Clifton Hill, Victoria and his father was in Cobram, Victoria.

If you have any information that could help us in our research, please contact the Plaza Library on 8734 2600 or email familyhistorylibrarian@wyndham.vic.gov.au

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