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Bullecourt, 11 April 1917

James Corrie Wheeler

James (Corrie) Wheeler, from Rockhampton, enlisted in Townsville 18 January 1915. Assigned to the 15th Infantry Battalion, he joined his company at Gallipoli in May 1915. He was seriously wounded in August 1915, at Lone Pine and evacuated by hospital ship to Alexandria, then England, where he was treated at King George’s Hospital. When he … Read more

Private Silas Hodges: 49th Battalion

Silas Hodges : saluting 100 years of ANZAC history. Lockyer Valley Regional Council BRN: 106060

Guest blogger: Lockyer Valley Regional Council. Displayed in the ‘Walk of Fame’ inside the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Gatton, are ten photographic portraits of Lockyer Valley locals who fought in the First World War. The portraits formed a component of the recent Queensland Government-sponsored exhibition ‘Queensland Transport Museum Salutes 100 Years of ANZAC’, which was on … Read more

Private William ‘George’ Hawck: 4th Pioneer Battalion

William George Hawck: saluting 100 years of ANZAC history. Lockyer Valley Regional Council BRN: 106059

Guest blogger: Lockyer Valley Regional Council. Displayed in the ‘Walk of Fame’ inside the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Gatton, are ten photographic portraits of Lockyer Valley locals who fought in the First World War. The portraits formed a component of the recent Queensland Government-sponsored exhibition ‘Queensland Transport Museum Salutes 100 Years of ANZAC’, which was on … Read more

Sergeant Herrmann ‘Harry’ Topp: 2nd Light Horse Regiment

Hermann 'Harry' Topp : Saluting 100 years of ANZAC history. Lockyer Valley Regional Council BRN106074

Guest blogger: Lockyer Valley Regional Council. Displayed in the ‘Walk of Fame’ inside the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Gatton, are ten photographic portraits of Lockyer Valley locals who fought in the First World War. The portraits formed a component of the recent Queensland Government-sponsored exhibition ‘Queensland Transport Museum Salutes 100 Years of ANZAC’, which was on … Read more

Glass House Mountains family pays the price

Gilvear family L to R: Marion (later Mrs Jack Barr), William, Christina (nee Smith) and Christina (daughter - later Mrs Alec Barr), Nettie (Mrs Norm Wilson) and Thomas Gilvear Senior. The photograph was taken when Thomas was home from WW1, discharged for 'family reasons'.

Guest blogger: Vicki Shapcott, Heritage Library Leader, Sunshine Coast Council Over 57,000 Queenslanders enlisted in the ‘Great War’ from 1914 to 1918.  For many, their adventurous spirit and laughter were never to be experienced again in Australia. Such is the story of the Scottish born Gilvear family of Glass House Mountains on the Sunshine Coast.  Before war … Read more

Distinguished World War 1 soldiers commanded Queensland Mounted Guerrilla Unit in World War 2

Lt. Col Murray VC DSO DCM (then a Second Lieutenant in the 13th Battalion) in a trench on Cheshire Ridge, Gallipoli, 1915. Australian War Memorial, J06052

Guest Blogger: Geoff Wharton, consulting historian Born in Tasmania in 1880, Australia’s most highly decorated soldier of WW1 was Lieutenant-Colonel Henry William (Harry) Murray, VC, CMG, DSO and Bar, DCM, C de G.  Harry served at Gallipoli with the 16th and 13th Battalions, Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.), continued serving with the 13th Battalion in France … Read more