HONOUR: Jack Blanch, Wylie Cullen, Jack Buckland and seated Bertie Rixon (killed in action).
HONOUR: Jack Blanch, Wylie Cullen, Jack Buckland and seated Bertie Rixon (killed in action). Contributed

ACCORDING to Doug Campbell, from the Kyogle Historical Socie

ACCORDING to Doug Campbell, from the Kyogle Historical Society, there were more men from Kyogle Shire per head of population who enlisted for the First World War than anywhere else in Australia.

From the village of Ettrick alone, 50 men enlisted and of those, 18 were killed.

General Sir Henry George Chauvel, from Tabulam, led the infamous Lighthorse charge into Beersheba in October 1917, which is regarded as one of history's last great cavalry charges.

These pieces of history will be part of a display to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, to be held in the foyer shop of the Kyogle Memorial Hall from April 7-30.

The society has thousands of photos, books, letters and diaries, but is calling on anyone who has other material that can be copied for the display.

"There should have been a book a long time ago about soldiers of this region," Mr Campbell said.

"If it's recorded it stays as living history, or else it dies. There is a lot that was never recorded, which is a real shame."

Phone Doug Campbell on 66321682 or Bruce McKenzie from the Kyogle RSL sub-branch on 042 617404.



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