Historic Discovery for one our Sub Branch Members

During restoration works at Shorncliffe train station in Brisbane, a large collection of mid-20th century objects were discovered. Included with the find was a long-lost sailor’s cap, dating from 1945-1950. It was revealed that the cap belonged to Royal Australian Navy stoker Ernest “Gus” James Hodgess.

Earlier this month, Queensland Rail presented the hat to Gus Hodgess’ son, former Navy paramedic Jamie Hodgess. Jamie was accompanied by his nephew, Australian Army petroleum operator Warrant Officer Class Two Stuart Hodgess.

Read more about the discovery ?➡️: https://bit.ly/HatsOffToHistoricFamilyFind

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