Soldiers’ stories told
Max Emery’s book focuses on 61 Isis men who served their country
MAX Emery officially launched “The Childers Soldiers’ Memorial Hall and 210mm Howitzer” on Tuesday.
The book focuses on the 61 soldiers memorialised in the hall, and shares their stories of service.
Mr Emery’s plan for the book is for it to be a resource for school children, as well as immortalising stories former Isis Shire mayor Bill Trevor said should be passed on forever.
Mr Trevor’s speech touched on his grandfather’s brother Alexander’s death in the First World War, as well as his trip to France in 2001 to present a section of the cannon.
“Their stories need to be told and students need to understand the sacrifices they made,” Mr Trevor said.
The book will be available for $20 from the Childers Library and Old Pharmacy Museum in Childers, as well as Woodgate’s monthly book sale. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall.
WAR HISTORY: Max Emery launches his new book about the 60 Isis men listed in the Childers Soldiers' Room.