Military researcher reveals family past



REMEMBERING: Ken Jones wears the hat of his ancestor William Charles Westbury - who served in the Boer War and World War I - beside the War Memorial in Port MacDonnell. 			Picture: JOCELYN NICKELS

REMEMBERING: Ken Jones wears the hat of his ancestor William Charles Westbury - who served in the Boer War and World War I - beside the War Memorial in Port MacDonnell. Picture: JOCELYN NICKELS

ABORIGINAL soldier William Charles Westbury will this Anzac Day be remembered by his family in Port MacDonnell for his years of service in the Boer War and World War I.

Born in Mount Gambier in 1878, Mr Westbury and his family spent many years moving between Port MacDonnell and Beachport - although it was the Boandik coastal country that they really called home.

To this day, many of his descendants including Ken Jones still remain in the region, living and working in Port MacDonnell.

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