A Seymour man has more cause than most to reflect on the price of war.CHALPAT SONTI April 23, 2014 3:58am
On Friday, Anzac Day, we will commemorate our fallen from all wars, but there will be a special focus on the centenary of World War I, the Great War, the ‘‘war to end all wars’’ and the scene of our nation-defining battle at Gallipoli.
One Seymour resident has as much to think about as perhaps anyone in the world with a connection to the battlefield .
Yet Mr Smith, his two brothers and, incredibly, his father all played their part in World War II as well. CHALPAT SONTI traces their remarkable story.
It’s a plot straight out of a Hollywood script. Five brothers killed in action, and the sixth rescued from the trenches by decree.
Sound familiar? Yes, if you’ve watched Saving Private Ryan. But for Mr Smith, this isn’t a tale from a movie. This is real life. With a bit of a television twist. Yet fact is far more incredible than fiction.
The BBC, commemorating 100 years since the beginning of ‘‘the war to end all wars’’, recently featured the travails of the Smith family during the Great War. They were one of just three British families who lost five sons in battle.
READ THIS REMARKABLE STORY IN THIS WEEK’S TELEGRAPH
Shepparton's Greek community believe the country's financial crisis could be a ticket out of the European Union.
With Dookie sitting fourth on the ladder the Bears expected a hard contest on their home deck and when they kicked the first two goals it was game on.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
If you ask Bill and Merle Harriss what they remember about their wedding day, the answer you get is an unusual one.
It is official, Rochester has a Red Hat Society.
Ky export gets first Navy Blues win.
Iconic building getting anew lease of life.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
The time has arrived for the district’s good Samaritans to donate their unwanted shoe boxes to the annual Samaritans’ Purse gift box program.
Moira Shire Council has adopted its 2015-16 budget, but perceived unfairness in the allocation of funding meant it was not passed unanimously.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.