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Kathleen Elizabeth Fay

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By Kenneth Fay

This essay is on behalf of my 99-year old mother. During the second war my father was manpowered to ensure the safe and efficient transport of troops both serving in Merredin and passing through on troop trains.

My father Edgar Ernest Fay was a guard on troop trains stationed in Merredin. This particular type of employment was considered vital to ensure the safe and efficient movement of servicemen both stationed in Merredin and travelling from coast to coast.

My mother Kathleen Elizabeth Fay has given me permission to publish her story. Her age has not dimmed her memory and she can relate to this movement of servicemen with vivid recollection.

I was only a small boy but can remember the troop trains.

 

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