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Military Records of those who served in WW1 and WW2.

Click here to view the list of names and what we know of them.

IF YOU HAVE A PHOTO OR INFORMATION TO SHARE PLEASE EMAIL

derrinallum.lismore.history@gmail.com

Please advise the Derrinallum Lismore History Group if you can provide further details, family or district connections, a photograph or any information. We would be most grateful as all research is done in good faith. The source of this research is the Australian War Memorial online database and Skipton Historical Society online.  

This project was initiated by the Lismore & District Lions Club and negotiated & managed by the DLCA History Group.  An application funding for was successful from the Department of Veterans Affairs: ‘Saluting Their Sevice Commemorations Grant'.  A small committee met to investigate and research the project and decided to proceed with the original names on the beautiful wood Honour Board displayed in the Lismore Community Complex Hall; those who paid the supreme sacrifice in WW1 and WW2. We are not familiar with the criteria applied to selecting these names but we trust in the wisdom of our forebears.

Many have asked why Lismore Memorial has no names, particularly those stopping at the Coffee Stop. There is an extensive Honour Board in the Community Complex Hall for WW1 covering the district; Westbank, Derrinallum, Wallinduc, Vite Vite, Foxhow, Berrybank, Gnarpurt and Mingay. At the time after WW1 the community decided to have a living memorial in the form of avenues of trees in William and Heriot Streets, some of which still survive. Some 190 trees were planted commemorating the soldiers who served.

WW2 Soldiers are honoured with an Honour Board for those who attended Lismore State School. A separate Honour Board lists the names of those who died in both wars who lived and worked and had some connection to the district.

As a community we would like to honour these soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice by displaying their names proudly on our War Memorial. The ongoing research to document these men's lives in the community so long ago is an important focus for the DLCA History Group in preserving the identity and history of our district.