Tuesday, August 9, 2016

NFHM Blogging Challenge - Week 3

Week 3 - Sunday 21 August



August is National Family History Month in Australia and Australian Family and Local History bloggers thought it would be a great idea to have a - Blogging Challenge!  Everyone is welcome to join in, even if you don't live in Australia, we'd love to hear from you and hear your stories.

Significant military battles are commemorated during the month of August such as Mouquet Farm in WWI and Milne Bay in WW2.  The Australian Comforts Fund was also founded in August 1916.  Did your ancestors have connections to these places, battles or organisation? Is there another anniversary or significant event that your family commemorates/remembers in August?

Share your stories with us on or around Sunday 21 August and link them using the Mr Linky widget below so we have one central place to read all the stories on this theme.

4 comments:

Fran Kitto said...

Hi Alex, I decided not to leave it until midnight this Sunday. All this war is starting to become hard so I shared a family history find and some thoughts. Thanks again for this challenge. Going to have a strong coffee now and play on the iPad! Fran

Anne Young said...

My Trove Tuesday post includes a mention of the Ripon shire Avenue of Honour that was planted in August 1918. At that stage they could not see the war ending and thought that the avenue might eventually meet the Ballarat Avenue of Honour.

Shauna Hicks said...

Week 3 was interesting and will lead to further research on this aspect of my grandfather's story. Thanks Alex for the challenge.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

An amalgamation post of memories and battles.