A new honour for a Bomber Command veteran

LATE in 2014 Keith Stevens, DFM, a long-time resident of the Village Glen at Rosebud, was informed that the President of the Republic of France had awarded him the highest level of chevalier (or knig...

The Western Front – where the Bartrams rest

1. BULLECOURT – Arnold Roy Bartram, KIA 13th May, 1917. BULLECOURT was the scene of two costly battles for the AIF, the first beginning in the bitterly cold dawn of 11th April, 1917 when, after a nig...

A tragic year for the Bartrams

Frankston’s Avenue of Honour In her book “Echoes from the Front”, Val Latimer tells how as early as 1917 a committee was formed to honour all those from the Frankston District who served in World War...

Gallipoli – The making of a nation

THE Gallipoli Campaign has long been regarded as being the birth of our  nation; the moment the newly Federated Australia proved itself worthy to stand on its own two feet in the dominion of the Brit...

Eagles open up on Hillmen – Nepean league

IT was billed as the match of the round – Somerville versus Red Hill. The Eagles at home and with their well-documented list of recruits, playing in their fifth game together (including three practic...