RSA seeks WWII soldiers
The Clutha District RSA is on the hunt for information regarding four World War II soldiers, who are part of an Anzac Day commemorative project.
The RSA is looking for details about T. Brandford, J. D. Smith, F. Spark, and W.S. Thompson.
RSA secretary-treasurer Pauline Soper said the committee had researched 35 soldiers but finding details about the remaining four men in the project who had left for war from the Clutha District was proving to be a challenge.
‘‘The process has been difficult because the soldier may have been working here but not necessarily born here; Balclutha was put on his record at the time of enlisting.’’
Some soldiers had their names recorded on more than one cenotaph, she said.
The Balclutha Round Table group had been helping with the project and the crosses for Anzac Day have been made.
Last year, the Clutha District RSA decided to remember its WWII soldiers the same way WWI soldiers were remembered with crosses at the Balclutha cenotaph.
The committee decided not to wait for the centenary because those who had connections with the war were attending the services now
The RSA would be grateful to receive any information about the soldiers for the project. Contact Pauline Soper 027 2012 167.
WWI Anzac crosses at Balclutha, at the Anzac Day dawn service last year.