Morwell resident of 35 years Ruth Tickner has an impressive family history of relatives who have served for the Australian armed forces.
HE has spent some nights poring over books and online databases of Australia's National Archives and the Australian War Memorial until the early hours of the morning.
IN the past century, bushfires have destroyed historical knowledge and memorabilia of Callignee and district World War I veterans, but plans are underway to record them forever.
One Tyers man's passion for the iconic Waler horse and its role in Australia's Light Horse regiments has been capturing hearts and minds in the lead up to Anzac Day.
A MORWELL family has uncovered a hand-carved bread board made in the trenches of Gallipoli in World War I.
As people gather at RSLs and cenotaphs across the country to mark Anzac Day and the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, Bharansher Rai will acknowledge an important personal and local milestone.
Neil Wilfred George Bohnholtzer would have fought on the other side of the fence during the two world wars.
The Express together with all businesses listed within this special feature, honour those who continue to serve and those that made the supreme sacrifice, and acknowledge what was sacrificed and achieved.
An impressive family history is still being unlocked this Anzac Day, after the discovery of a 99 year-old newspaper article by two Latrobe Valley brothers in their father's garage.
At 19, Hazelwood's Jack Medew was keen to join The Great War and caught the train to Warrnambool to enlist.
LEO Martin Maher was born in Morwell in 1889 and was known as a "crackshot with a rifle", who could "hit a bird on the wing".
It's hard to believe that from the small town of Gormandale, 44 young men left the farming community to fight in World War I.