James White

Like many young farmers from the East Loddon district, James ‘Jim’ White took up the call to arms, serving his country by enlisting in World War One. Jim was born in Dingee, Victoria and later moved to ‘Edgeworth’ at Janiember… Continue Reading →

George Leigh Pentreath

The war front became an unlikely home for men from a variety of occupations, even teachers. When war broke out, 23-year-old George Leigh Pentreath (known as Leigh) was married and living in Malvern. He was born in Hayanmi near Mitiamo…. Continue Reading →

Edward Kerr

Every day, every step was a constant reminder of the atrocity. Along with all returned servicemen the scars of war were not always physically obvious. Eddie was reminded of his sacrifice every time he took a single step during the next… Continue Reading →

Arthur Humbert

Private Arthur Humbert fought and tragically died in action only weeks before his brother George was set to leave for the battlefront himself. Arthur enlisted on the 7th of July, 1915 in Bendigo. Born in Bendigo, his family had moved… Continue Reading →

George Humbert

Private George Humbert was eager to serve his country in just as his younger brother, Arthur had. The son of George (senior) and Margaret Humbert (nee Woods), George junior had been born in Bendigo, Victoria before moving with the family… Continue Reading →

Effie Mary Garden

Effie Garden was a capable nurse who was entrusted with jobs that women often were not permitted to undertake. She was from Serpentine. At age 25 she enlisted in June 1915 after having passed her nursing examinations in May 1914…. Continue Reading →

Mary Helen Davidson

Mary Davidson was born in Serpentine. When Mary enlisted at 33 years old in 1917, she already had experience as a nurse. She had previously nursed at St Vincent’s Hospital for 3 years. At the time of enlistment, Mary was… Continue Reading →

Kenneth Laird

When Kenneth Laird enlisted he was 26 and newly married to Mary Laird. Prior to enlisting, he was a farmer at Calivil who was well-known as a talented footballer for the Calivil Football Club and a long-distance runner. He was… Continue Reading →

Charles Alfred Crapper

Charles Alfred Crapper of Tandarra enlisted on the 10th of July 1915. He served as a signaller, providing signals and communications between his company and the headquarters. Honour roll location: Pillar 5A Feature story location: Pillar 7D Charles served in… Continue Reading →

Hugh James Mullen

The first Australian in WWI to die on British soil. Hugh grew up on his parent’s property at Terrick South. Hugh enlisted on the 12th of September 1914 and joined the 14th Battalion of the AIF. Honour roll location: Pillar… Continue Reading →

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