There are so many unknown stories about local soldiers that have never been told. The East Loddon Remembers website is a resource to be used by all that will answer many of the questions about these soldiers. The 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 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.
This website is a place where we can remember our fallen and returned servicemen and women. We commemorate the sacrifices they made for our country and our local community. It will also contain stories of community and family members who rallied and supported soldiers while at war and when they returned.
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 will be unveiled on November the 9th, 2018.
Lest We Forget
Image Source: Victorian Places
Note: 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).