This website contains stories and images that have been compiled by East Loddon P-12 College students in partnership with the East Loddon Historical Society. The aim of this project is to make local history accessible to all. Moreover, we want students to empathise with the service men and women who came before us.
The East Loddon Shire consisted of 9 major towns (Mitiamo, Calivil, Jarklin, Prairie, Dingee, Tandara, Yallook, Serpentine & Pompapiel) and is now known as the Loddon Shire. Around 320 men and women either born, living or working within the East Loddon district enlisted in WWI. Sadly over 65 never returned to Australia.
In 2018 we received grant funding from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and Loddon Shire to create a memorial site adjacent to East Loddon P-12 College. The information pillars was unveiled on November the 9th, 2018.
This list of names on the memorial and website has been compiled from all Great War (1914-1918) Memorial Honour Boards located across the communities and State Schools of the Shire of East Loddon. These Boards were created by the schools and communities to honour past students, residents, family members and workers of the Shire, who enlisted to serve King and Country. Many names appear on numerous Boards.
Every effort has been made to identify each person listed on these Memorial Boards and list with their first or known name and family name. Those that cannot be identified remain as they appear on the Memorial Honour Board. This is a living project and we welcome and encourage any further verifiable information. Misspellings and mistakes are not intentional. Please contact us if you have any further information or notice er
In 2017, the East Loddon Remembers website was shortlisted in the Victorian Community History Awards in the Multimedia category. In 2019, the newly unveiled memorial site was recognised with another commendation- this time in the Collaborative Community History category.
East Loddon Remembers has been granted authority to use the word ‘Anzac’ on this website by the Australian Department of Veteran’s Affairs (permit no. 651).