Parish Notes

Ex-Soldiers' presentations 1921
The Auckland Chronicle 27/10/1921 reports:
"On Saturday first there is to be an interesting ceremony in the Parochial Hall, Meadowfield, when 321 ex-servicemen of Browney Colliery are to be presented with gold medals as mementoes of the Great War. These include also the friends and dependents of the 43 gallant fellows who lost their lives. The medals have been purchased out of the balance left to the credit of the Welcome Home Fund. Mr. F.N. Chisholm will preside, and Mr. J.W. Ditchburn, schoolmaster, will present the medals."