After moving from Mitiamo, Charles was a selector near Goondiwindi, Queensland. He went from selector to stretcher bearer. Sadly, he died from wounds in Rouen, France in December 1916.
A daring pioneer in ‘wretched conditions’. David Mullen was 20 years young when he embarked for war. Just 18 short months later this youthful man was tragically killed.
Always a smile, even in ice, mud and slush. Optimistic George wrote home after seeing amazing Stonehenge and said “There is some beautiful scenery in old England, but still Sunny Australia will do for me.”
Ellis Richard Wilkinson was a butcher from Golden Square. He’d gotten married mere months after the declaration of World War One. As he reluctantly left his wife and young daughter at home, Ellis had no idea he was bidding them a final farewell.
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.
The war front became an unlikely home for men from a variety of occupations, even teachers.
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 fifty years of his life.
Private Arthur Humbert fought and tragically died in action only weeks before his brother George was set to leave for the battlefront himself.
Private George Humbert was eager to serve his country in just as his younger brother, Arthur had.