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Private James Bruce McCulloch MM

Private McCulloch, from Tasmania’s North West, was one of only two Australian soldiers to have been recommended for a MM on three occasions. Running messages through dangerous zones under enemy fire on the Western Front earned Private McCulloch the MM.

Edward 'Teddy' Sheean

Under attack from the Japanese aircraft, Edward 'Teddy' Sheean strapped himself to the anti-aircraft cannon,opened fire at the Japanese aircraft and went down with the ship.

The Prisoner of War experiences of two Launceston Nurses

“There were things you couldn’t imagine, and I wouldn’t want you to know… It seems 1,000 years since I left Launceston ”.

Signalman Terrence Godfrey Lockard

Signalman Terrence Godfrey Lockard, 19, from Hobart was killed in action on the HMAS Sydney in one of Australia’s worst naval disasters during World War II.

Private Arthur Albert Mears

Tasmanian miner Arthur Mears suffered a gunshot wound to the left jaw resulting in the loss of his chin and mandible and received ground breaking plastic surgery work in Britain.

WARNING: The images on this webpage are confronting.

Evandale: Remembering all who served

The Evandale History Society recently erected a new memorial in recognition of all personnel who served in the many conflicts outside the world wars, including Korea, Malaya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Somalia, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ettie Rout

Ettie Rout promoted safe sex and placed health ahead of the moral considerations of her time.

Death and a hero

Documentation shows that there was some confusion amongst the family at this time. They had received a telegram notifying them of “Frank’s” death. However, at the same time they received word from my grandfather, Alexander, that Frank was alive and well in a hospital in Alexandria, Egypt.

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