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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.

George Leigh Pentreath

The war front became an unlikely home for men from a variety of occupations, even teachers.

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 fifty years of his life.

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.

George Humbert

Private George Humbert was eager to serve his country in just as his younger brother, Arthur had.

Effie Mary Garden

Effie Garden was a capable nurse who was entrusted with jobs that women often were not permitted to undertake.

Mary Helen Davidson

Nursing aboard a ship

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 the fourth son of Donald and Isabell. His late father, Donald Craig Laird had been an East Loddon Shire councillor.

Charles Alfred Crapper

Charles Alfred Crapper of Tandarra served as a signaller, providing signals and communications between his company and the headquarters. He was part of ‘Jacka’s Mob’

Hugh James Mullen

Hugh was the first Australian in WWI to die on British soil.

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