WW2 Project

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: Remembering the Pakenham District's WW2 Service Personnel, 1939 - 1945

To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2 in 1945, local historian and Berwick-Pakenham Historical Society member Patrick Ferry has worked with Wally Nye and other long-time Pakenham district residents to identify the WW2 service personnel named on the Pakenham & District War Memorial, the Pakenham Upper WW2 Roll of Honour and the Pakenham South War Memorial. 

The book is being published jointly by the Berwick - Pakenham Historical Society & the Pakenham RSL. Click here to view a pre-publication draft of the book "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: Remembering the Pakenham District's WW2 Service Personnel, 1939-1945"  (PDF version) which will be published in April 2020.

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Far left: WW2 Certificate presented by the Berwick Shire Council to Pakenham South resident Dorothy Blackwood (Courtesy of Clinton Smith); Left: Jim Fennell, one of the Pakenham Diggers who ended up a POW of the Japanese (Courtesy of Joan Szalman); Below: Noel Webster in uniform with his wife Marjorie (nee Cook) (Courtesy of the Webster family)