Berwick Shire News and Pakenham and Cranbourne Gazette 8 September 8, 1915, pg 3
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The papers recorded sad news such as the death of local soldiers including Private Frank Leigh A'Beckett, who was the son of the grandly named Edward Fitzhayley A'Beckett and his wife, Jane Deodata A'Beckett (nee Bourke).
Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News June 15, 1917, page 2
The women also played their role in the War effort, some of course served as nurses overseas, but for the women who remained at home they worked on the family farms, fund raised for patriotic causes, joined the Red Cross, or as we can see from this report, knitted sock for the soldiers.