|Researchers Stan Cordwell and Tony Nicholson in front|
of the new honour roll in the Lachlan Hall.
Representatives of the army, air force, local council and community attended the gathering at the Lachlan Community Hall, which may have been the first Remembrance Day service held in the village.
Speaking during the service, local historian Tony Nicholson OAM said the event was commemorating both the 80th birthday of the community hall and the unveiling of the honour roll to remember the men of the area who served in World War I.
|Part of the audience at the Remembrance Day service at the|
Lachlan Community Hall this morning.
The initial list was researched by Mr Nicholson and fellow local historian Stanley Cordwell. Mr Nichoson noted that in most cases the men signing up from Lachlan during World War I were second-generation Australians.
"Not all returned home at the end of the war," Mr Nicholson said while noting that the honour roll included those who had enlisted as well as those who were killed in action or died of their wounds.
|Claire Farr and Sue Beard in front of the|
new honour roll which carries the name of
their ancestor Joseph Haney.
The names recorded on the Lachlan Roll of Honour are:
R.D. Graham (died of wounds)
J.F. Haney (killed in action)
R.R. Lawler (killed in action)
W.P. Martin (killed in action)
N.D. Sweeney (killed in action)
W.V. Wakefield (died of wounds)
|Bugler David Hardstaff from the Derwent Valley Concert Band|
sounded the Last Post.
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