Honour Roll

Cross and PoppyDuring the course of my research I have come across many accounts of people in our trees who served their country in major conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to the Vietnam War.  Some had humble but important service years, others rose to senior ranks.  Some received serious injuries while serving while others were never to return home. Their service records and other accounts sometimes makes for stark and harrowing reading.  This page remembers and recognises them all.

This page was originally presented as an Anzac Day Commemorative feature in 2007.  It has since been updated regularly with the addition of new people and further research into their service years. If you have more information on one of these people please contact me. Servicemen and women who are still living are not included for privacy reasons.

Click on a name to read their stories. Those with an asterix (*) at the end of their names have their war service history more fully detailed in Craig’s book – In the Shadow of Feathertop. Those who served in non-Australian units are highlighted for interest.

Those with a small cross and poppy Cross and Poppy beside their names made the ultimate sacrifice.Candle

Napoleonic Wars

An Officer from the 11th Light Dragoons, the Unit Richard Gouldthorpe served in.

An Officer from the 11th Light Dragoons, the unit Richard Gouldthorp served in.

A private in the 11th Light Dragoons

A private in the 11th Light Dragoons

India Campaign

American Civil War

First World War

Second World War

Korean War

Vietnam War

John Carter, Vietnam, 1967. Waiting for his flight home.

John Carter, Vietnam, 1967. Waiting for his flight home.

 

 

 

Free counters!