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.”
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.
Leonard Doody’s heroic act in Villers Bretonneux earned him a distinguished conduct medal.
The Doody family made a great contribution for Australia in World War One by sending three sons to serve in the war; Herbert, John (Jack) and Walter. Unfortunately, only Herbert and John returned.
Robert ‘Chap’ Adam enlisted at age 26 and joined the 38th Battalion alongside his mates from Bears Lagoon.
After being gassed, Walter was reported missing. His brother Ernest and sister Bertha had sought further information regarding his whereabouts and fate.
In 1914, William enlisted at age 20. He turned 21 on the journey to Egypt. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli and Palestine.
Honour roll location: Pillar 8D
Honour roll location: Pillar 7D
Honour roll location: Pillar 6D Resources: ‘Private R Lemon‘, The Bendigo Independent, 21st June 1915, p. 6 ‘Those who have died for freedom’s cause‘, Bendigonian, 25th November 1915, p. 2