THROWBACK THURSDAY | During World War I Hornsby Post Office, located on the corner of Peats Ferry Road and Coronation Street, was an important centre for information as family and relatives waited on news of their servicemen.
Pictured here in 1918, the War Chest clock that was positioned in front of the Post Office is clearly visible. The War Chest recorded donations received and War Chest events were held from 1916 to 1918.
The Hornsby Honour Roll is pictured in the bottom left hand corner of the photograph. Names were recorded in gold letters and it was encased in glass. The design and construction of the Honour Roll were the work of a well-known patriotic citizen of the time, who gave his services free of charge. Thanks to this volunteer’s generosity and craftsmanship the costs of the Honour Roll came down to £20, merely paying for the materials used in its construction.
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