Saturday, September 8, 2018

Thames (NZ): New Display at the Thames Museum

A new display has been launched today (Saturday 8 September 2018) honouring the Garry Family of Thames, while paying special tribute to the Garry twins who were Killed in Action one hundred years ago.
Margaret Williamson, a descendant of the Garry Family, cuts the ribbon, watched on by Museum President Fritz McKenzie (who also prepared the display).
Lewis and Sidney Garry were twins, and were killed within three days of each other:
9/09/1918 In the Field, France; GARRY Lewis; 34358; Corporal 2nd Batt 3rd NZRB
12/09/1918 In the Field, France; GARRY Sidney; 34468; Corporal 2nd Batt 3rd NZRB

Fritz has assembled a special cabinet with memorabilia for the Garry twins: sympathy notices, medals, Commemorative coins, and gravesite memorial photographs. (photo below)

Stop and have a look at the Thames Museum next time you are passing. Maybe you have a few hours a month to spare and could assist on the desk or with behind the scene projects? 
Ask at the front desk for further information.