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Ponton, William Jacob    Create Anzac Certificate
Place of Birth: Yarraville, VIC, Australia

Service Number: 4521

Place of Enlistment: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Next of Kin: Ponton, Eva (wife)



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Tribute to my GrandFather William Jacob Ponton
Submitted by: Anne Chambers
    

My Grandfather had passed away before I was born of injuries that he received in world war one.His sons all fought for Australia in world war two and thankfully all returned home safely to loved ones.
You and your generation all left for war not knowling if you would return safely or not.  You did return to your loved ones but with bad health that kept you from being all you could be.  You lost your lost when you helped a women onto a train and overbalanced due to your war injuries and died.We will never forget the sacrifices that you made to help keep Australia a safe and free place for my family and me. 
You are in my thoughts and know that I will continue to ensure that my family and the generations to come never forget you
Your granddaughter Anne



Lest We Forget
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Honouring Anzac thanks you for your very personal and deeply moving tribute. We like you,  pay respect to the memory of William Jacob Ponton and will continue to ensure that you and your family and the generations to come will never forget him.

"Lest we forget"

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