LEST WE FORGET
In a special Anzac Day edition of the Melville Times, we introduce you to 11 ex-servicemen who call the City of Melville home.
SINCE the colonial armies were officially united as the Commonwealth Forces in 1903, thousands of Australians have served their country both at home and overseas, in times of peace and in times of conflict.
The courage and camaraderie displayed by Anzac soldiers during World War I, especially on the beaches of Gallipoli, helped forge Australia's identity as a nation.
Our servicemen and women come from all walks of life, and to all walks they return.
For some, military service is a calling. For others, it is an escape.
Regardless of how they arrived, they all leave having experienced the solidarity and mateship that is celebrated each year on April 25.
In a special Anzac Day edition of the Melville Times, we introduce you to 11 ex-servicemen who call the local community home.
John Gilmour Richard "Dick" Ridgwell Noel "Cowboy" Matthews