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Tuesday, 28 April 2015


As part of the National Trust of Victoria's "Conflict & Compassion' Heritage Festival, Horsham Library is hosting "Strewth : a book talk".

Men of the 8th Battalion on Bolton's Ridge
Locals John Francis and his wife Gillian have compiled a book which is a forensic look at Horsham’s involvement in World War I. During the war 2,400 district men and women served, with 450 killed in action, and 149 men and 1 women who were decorated. 
The book, covers the area within the Horsham Rural City Council boundary, and includes a profile of those killed and decorated, the soldier’s stories, their letters to home and the diaries they wrote.
The talk is on Wednesday 6th  May 2015  from 7-8:30pm, with a light supper afterwards.

Copies of 'Strewth' will be available for sale and signing by the authors.
For bookings call in to the library or phone 5382 5707.

(The well-known War Memorial's photo shows Private Ted 'Kid' Freeman of Dooen, Private George Clements of Dimboola, Private James B. 'Jim' Bryant of Stawell, Private Samuel 'Sam' Wilson of Dimboola, and Private Robert Hutchinson of Horsham)

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