Robert Harry APPLIN

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Robert harry applin Private Robert Harry Applin Place of Birth: Hertford, England Service Number: 3114 Place of Enlistment: Blackboy Hill, WA, Australia Born in Hertfordshire, England, Robert Harry Applin emigrated to Australia at the age of 16 and settled with his family near Nyabing, WA, where he enlisted on 19 October 1916. He was killed […]

MACRAE Norman Farquar

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MACRAE Norman Farquar Captain Norman Farquar Macrae: Farmer and grazier of ‘Dunbar’, east of Katanning Western Australia   Final Rank Captain Unit 28th Australian Infantry Battalion Service Australian Imperial Force Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921 Date of Death 29 July 1916 Place of Death France Cause of Death […]

BROWN-EKIN George Herbert

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BROWN-EKIN George Herbert George Herbert Brown-Ekin Rank: Private Unit: 44th Australian Infantry Battalion Service: Australian Army Conflict / Operation: First World War, 1914-1918 Conflict eligibility date:  First World War, 1914-1921 Date of death: 27 March 1917 Place of death: Australia Place of association: Gnowangerup, Western Australia, Australia Cemetery or memorial details: Katanning Public Cemetery, Katanning, […]

PRITCHARD Charles Henry

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PRITCHARD Charles Henry Charles Henry Pritchard Submitted by Stephen Bowes Katanning Remembering a Katanning man, who died in service one hundred years ago. Charles Pritchard was single and farmed at Katanning. When E. Campbell Pope performed his medical in Katanning on 11/3/1916, he recorded a man of 34 years, five feet four and a half […]

War Savings Certificates

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War Savings Certificates Commonwealth of Australia War Savings Certificates To help fund the Australian war effort in both world wars the Australian Government had to raise money. Times were naturally tough and the men and women of our small fledgling nation were fighting a determined enemy. They needed the right equipment and arms to do […]

Brian Letton – Musician

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Brian Letton – Musician and Song Writer Born in Port Lincoln South Australia, Brian Letton was raised on his  parents new land farming property, north east of Ravensthorpe in Western  Australia. Brian considers that his upbringing in this often harsh rural environment taught him to appreciate the “true values of life”. After leaving school, he […]