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Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 8, 2011

Congratulations to the City of Fremantle for publishing such an excellent and tasteful ANZAC Day brochure. The historic photos bring back to us how hard it must have been for those who fought in wars.

The brochure focuses on Pte Alfred Edmond Dunn, who has become the unofficial face of Fremantle’s Anzac Day commenmorations.

Dunn signed up in the Fremantle Drill Hall in 1916, where he enlisted in the 28th Battalion AIF. He fought in France and Belgium and suffered serious injuries during the third battle of Ypres in 1918, and had to return to Fremantle. Once recovered he worked on Fremantle Wharf as a stevedore. Later he opened a General Store in White Gum Valley.

Alfred Edmond Dunn died on May 6, 1981 at the age of 90, and just a week after his 68th wedding anniversary.

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