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We remember the life and service of NX16267 Trooper George Chesworth of the 7th Division Cavalry Regiment. Trooper Chesworth enlisted in Paddington New South Wales on 21 May 1940. He was presumed dead in Papua New Guinea on 21 December 1942, at the age of 23. Lest We Forget.We Remember Today the life and service of NX16267 Trooper George Chesworth of the 7th Division Cavalry Regiment.

Tpr Chesworth enlisted in Paddington NSW on 21 May 1940.

He was presumed dead in Papua on 21 December 1942 at the age of 23.
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We remember the life and service of NX16267 Trooper George Chesworth of the 7th Division Cavalry Regiment. Trooper Chesworth enlisted in Paddington New South Wales on 21 May 1940. He was presumed dead in Papua New Guinea on 21 December 1942, at the age of 23. Lest We Forget.

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Rip trooper lest we forget

Rip lest we forget

RIP Trooper George Chesworth.

Yesterday was the 79th anniversary of the Kapooka Army Base Explosion.
It was a cool and crisp autumn afternoon on 21 May 1945. At the Kapooka Army Base, near Wagga Wagga, New South Wales ... Read more:
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Yesterday was the 79th anniversary of the Kapooka Army Base Explosion. 
It was a cool and crisp autumn afternoon on 21 May 1945. At the Kapooka Army Base, near Wagga Wagga, New South Wales ... Read more:Image attachment

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Come along to #hcnswmember Military History Society of New South Wales Annual Patron's Lecture with Major General the Hon Paul Brereton AM RFD SC on 'The Sword and the Scales: The Military and the Administration of Justice in NSW Since Colonial Times'!

Friday 17th May 2024 marked the bicentenary of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the proclamation of the Third Charter of Justice. This provides an occasion to review the long and enduring connection between the military and the administration of justice in this state.

This lecture will draw on the story of Deputy Judge-Advocate Captain David Collins, the Colony's first judicial officer, and military-legal relations over later times and conflicts. This promises to be a fascinating insight into the origins of Australian society's unique military ethos.

Check out more information and reserve your spot via buff.ly/3r9GvLv

The HCNSW is supported by the NSW Government through a grant from Create NSW
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Come along to #hcnswmember Military History Society of New South Wales Annual Patron's Lecture with Major General the Hon Paul Brereton AM RFD SC on 'The Sword and the Scales: The Military and the Administration of Justice in NSW Since Colonial Times'!

Friday 17th May 2024 marked the bicentenary of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the proclamation of the Third Charter of Justice. This provides an occasion to review the long and enduring connection between the military and the administration of justice in this state.

This lecture will draw on the story of Deputy Judge-Advocate Captain David Collins, the Colony's first judicial officer, and military-legal relations over later times and conflicts. This promises to be a fascinating insight into the origins of Australian society's unique military ethos.

Check out more information and reserve your spot via buff.ly/3r9GvLv

The HCNSW is supported by the NSW Government through a grant from Create NSW
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An unknown member of the New South Wales Lancers - circa 1900s. ... See MoreSee Less

An unknown member of the New South Wales Lancers - circa 1900s.

20 May 1867 applications for admission to the nautical school-ship, the 'Vernon', commenced. The 'Vernon' was purchased by the Colonial Secretary of New South Wales in January 1867 and moored in Sydney Harbour, between the Government Domain and Garden Island ... Read more:⚓️ #OnThisDay 20 May 1867 applications for admission to the nautical school-ship, the 'Vernon', commenced. The 'Vernon' was purchased by the Colonial Secretary in January 1867 and moored in Sydney Harbour, between the Government Domain and Garden Island.

It was intended that vagrant and destitute boys would receive moral, nautical and industrial training along with elementary schooling. By July the following year, 113 boys had been admitted, with some as young as three being sent to the ship. On board, the boys were given moral training, nautical and industrial training and instruction, and elementary schooling. In 1871 it was moved and moored off Cockatoo Island. The island provided a small plot for the boys to have a vegetable patch and for use as a drill ground and recreational area.

The Vernon was replaced with the 'Sobraon' in November 1892.
PHOTO: Children on deck of the NSS Sobraon
[Photo courtesy State Archives & Records]
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20 May 1867 applications for admission to the nautical school-ship, the Vernon, commenced. The Vernon was purchased by the Colonial Secretary of New South Wales in January 1867 and moored in Sydney Harbour, between the Government Domain and Garden Island ... Read more:
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