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Coomera Lads

Edwin and George Beattie

Edwin & George Beattie, 47th Infantry Battalion In March 1916 Ed and George left behind their elderly parents and seven siblings, to enlist in the First World War, the Beattie family were pioneer farmers in the Coomera district. Children of the Beattie family Coomera, c1900 Back row: George, Annie and Allie Front row: Mary, Eddie … 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

Lieutenant Reginald Herbert Verry: 9th / 49th Battalion

Sergeant R.H. Verry, one of the soldiers photographed in The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 1915

Guest blogger: Ian Lang, researcher, Coorparoo Methodist Church Roll of Honour The story of Reg Verry is closely linked to that of another soldier whose name appears on the Coorparoo Memorial, James Atkinson. Although coming from different backgrounds their war service runs in very close parallel, with similarities in age, rank, battalions, and most importantly … Read more

Captain James Victor Atkinson: 9th Battalion/49th Battalion

Captain J.V. Atkinson, Page 26 of the Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 13 October, 1917.

Guest blogger: Ian Lang, researcher, Coorparoo Methodist Church Roll of Honour James Atkinson was the son of Henry Wallace Atkinson, a prominent city architect, and Martha Atkinson. The family address was “Martha Villi”, Cavendish Road, Coorparoo. James was born in 1893 and as a boy attended Coorparoo State School and then Brisbane Boys Grammar. James … Read more

George Samuel Deviney Papers Digitised @SLQ

George Samuel Deviney, June 1917. Item 103

The George Samuel Deviney papers provide a moving account of a young farmer from Helidon, Queensland, who enlisted in World War I and died in France during the Battle of Dernancourt in 1918.  The collection comprises diaries, correspondence, photographs, postcards and a next of kin memorial plaque.  All of the items have now been been digitised and are available through our catalogue. George … Read more