Sol­diers’ sto­ries told

Max Emery’s book fo­cuses on 61 Isis men who served their coun­try

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

WAR HIS­TORY: Max Emery launches his new book about the 60 Isis men listed in the Childers Sol­diers' Room.

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