Soldiers WWI

There are a lot of people who have fought and died for their country.
There are a lot of people who honour the people that fought and died for their country.
We are honouring the soldiers who fought for us.

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 The soldiers of the Sorell Municipality who fought in World War 1.

Albert Harris Bender
Went to war 02.03.1916
Died 30.03.1918
25th Battalion

Charles Young
Went to war Unknown
Died 11.04.1917
15th Battalion

Clement Robert Young
Went to war Unknown
Died 13.10.1917
40th Battalion

Joseph Allan Young
Went to war Unknown
Died 04.10.1917
40th Battalion

Keith Doctor Hean
Went to war 16.8.1915
Died 19.6.1916
12th Battalion

Samuel Richard Wiggins
Went to war 23.3.1916
Died 5.7.1916
12th Battalion

Joseph Henry Millington
Went to war 21.2.1916
Died 30.1.1917
40th Battalion

Paul Hamilton Joseph
Went to war 29.8.1916
Died 3.5.1918
48th battalion

Morris Pitt Joseph
Went to war 6.4.1916
Died 6.10.1917
12th Battalion


The ANZAC’s used a lot of guns and bombs as their weapons. The First World War was the start of a revolutionary weapon making time.
Many weapons were made in WW1 such as the Railway rifle which was situated on the back of the train.
Another piece of weaponary that made history would have to be the tank.

Sorell Tennis Club


These people are playing at Opening Day at Red courts at the Sorell Tennis Club.

In 1913 there was a public meeting held at Sorell Hall to form Sorell Tennis Club (Sorell Hall is now an antique store). A few years later in 1918 Sorell Tennis Club was opened by Col. Blacklow it is located at Pelham Street Sorell. There were two teams in the Sorell district; they were Sorell and Pembroke. The first President was Dr. Webster. The first Secretary was Mrs. Featherstone. The first Treasurer was Mrs. Peacock.

The clubroooms have gradually improved over the years from a small shed to a larger clubroom to the current two story building which over looks all the courts. There was one court and it was asphalt then later on it was covered with concrete. The second and third court was covered with red crushed gravel from St. Marys mines and brought in by rail and truck. These courts were later reconstructed in “no fines” concrete which allowed water to drain easily and very quickly (Opened in 1980). Two courts were added and laid in “super grass” acrylic fiber. Courts 1 and 2 were later reconstructed with super grass.

Teams from the Sorell Tennis Club play in a A.Y.C night competition against other teams from different clubs. Midweek ladies matches started in 1972. Children tennis lessons are at 3:45, 4:30 and 5:15 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.