Soldier’s life remembered
MIDLAND private Alex Latto will be featured in a display on World War I at the Midland Library.
Peter Lees said his uncle was killed in action at Passchendaele on November 1, 1917.
“Alex is not known for particular heroism; he was simply a young working man who answered the call to defend his country,” he said.
“He typifies all those families who willingly sent their able-bodied sons to an uncertain fate. We see the focus on Alex in this display as representing many of the men who undertook the arduous journey to Europe to fight the enemies of Britain in the most horrific of conditions and wholesale carnage.”
City of Swan chief executive Mike Foley said Alex’s story reflected the stories of many other servicemen who lost their lives in WWI.
“The display is an important commemoration of their sacrifice and I encourage the community to visit it,” he said.
The display will also feature honour rolls for Guildford, Midland, Mundaring and Blackboy Hill.
Dr David Taylor is in WA to help fight stable fly.