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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 25th 2009
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 26, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Hunt for family of airman FIONA BRADY Flying Officer Douglas Wallace Maclean (sitting at far left) and his gravestone (above). A DUTCHMAN who tends the grave of an Ashfield World War II airman whose plane was shot down above the Netherlands is trying to trace the man's family. Peter Rhebergen has written to Ashfield police in his quest to find relatives or friends of Flying Offi- cer Douglas Wallace Maclean. Maclean was the pilot of a Lancaster PD331 plane shot down by the Germans above Mr Rhebergen's home town of Winterswijk on October 23, 1944. The crew, who were members of Number 12 Squadron, had flown from Wickenby in England and were on their way to bomb the German city of Essen when they were attacked. All seven Australian crew mem- bers died. Mr Rhebergen said that each year on May 4 -- memorial day in the Netherlands -- the people of Winterswijk put flowers on the airmen's graves. He said he had been interested in World War II history since his youth and he wanted to honour the memory of those who died. ''The reason for all the trouble is that I do have much respect for all young guys who lost their lives too early and I wish to keep their memory alive,'' he wrote. ''Hopefully you can help me in one way or another to come to know more about Douglas Wallace Maclean, who was one of them.'' Mr Rhebergen has learned Douglas Maclean was the son of Norman Stanley Maclean and Iela Gertrude Maclean. He was mar- ried to Jessie Violet Maclean and was 32 years old. ''I do realise that the event I am writing about happened a long time ago but, in spite of that, I do hope anybody who is living in Ashfield will be kind enough to make contact,'' he said. Did you know Douglas Maclean or his family? Contact Sgt Paul Colreavy at Ashfield police on 9797 4108. BRIEFLY FRANS for life AN article published last week about FRANS (Family Resources and Network Support Inc) incorrectly stated that its new respite house was within the head office in Edwin St North, Croydon, and offered classes for carers, day programs and community activities. These services are conducted at FRANS sites other than the new respite house, which is a separate, private residence. Anti-bridge rally ANOTHER mass protest rally against the building of a second Iron Cove Bridge will be held on Sunday. Last year more than 1500 people attended the rally organised by the Victoria Road Community Committee. The rally will leave King George Park, Rozelle, at 10am and proceed over Iron Cove Bridge to Brett Park at Drummoyne. Speakers will include the mayors of Leichhardt and Canada Bay. Music to their years SCHOOL is going to get a whole lot better with Ashton Music in search of Australia's best school band. School bands just need to submit their best song to the Ashton Music website www.ashtonmusic.com.au to be in the running to win $6000 worth of Ashton Music gear and have pop star Jessica Mauboy perform at their school. Bands have until May 1 to submit their songs and Sony Music will choose the top five bands as finalists. Ashfield Vein and Cosmetic Centre Micro - Injection A simple alternative for unsightly veins Micro-injection is a simple, safe and effective treatment for leg varicose and spider viens. Facial veins and capillaries can also be treated with this method. The proceedure is walk-in, walk-out and requires no anaesthetic or surgery. It produces excellent results with minimum discomfort and there is no interruption to your lifestyle. Enquire about our Clinics' Skin Check and Skin Cancer Check services. 240-242 Liverpool Road, Ashfield Phone: 9798 6999 2042089K News from Ashfield Council Tel: (02) 9716 1800 | Fax: (02) 9716 1911 Customer Service Centre 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au 2099779i iww wk39 Ashfield CDSE Grants 2009 For community and non-profit organisations providing a service in the Ashfield local government area. You can now apply for funding towards your local community service needs through the Community Development and Support Expenditure (CDSE) Scheme. To be eligible, groups must be non-profit and incorporated. Their proposal must demonstrate how their project will benefit residents of the Ashfield community including low income earners, carers, young people and isolated groups. Send Category 1 applications to the individual CDSE clubs. For Ashfield, these are: Wests Ashfield Leagues PO Box 877 ASHFIELD NSW 1800 Ashfield RSL 374 Liverpool Road ASHFIELD NSW 2131 Club Ashfield PO Box 213 ASHFIELD NSW 1800 Wests Sports Club PO Box 1415 ASHFIELD NSW 1800 Applications Close: 5pm, Friday 1 May 2009 For more information or an application form, phone Council on Tel: 9716 1843 visit Council's website or visit the Clubs NSW website www.clubsnsw.com.au.
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