Moruya and District Historical Society is proud to announce the showing of six documentary films detailing the lives of five servicemen and one Nursing Sister from our local region, who served their country during the Great War. These films will be shown on ANZAC DAY 2015 in the Mechanics Institute Hall, Page Street, Moruya, commencing at 10.00am and running continuously throughout the day until 5.00pm.
This event is part of the special commemoration of the centenary of the landing by the ANZACS on the shores of Gallipoli. These films will subsequently be shown in the Moruya Museum as a part of a special small Gallipoli exhibition at the normal Museum opening times.
The films are the work of filmmaker and society member Ian Hibberson, who was sponsored by the MDHS following the receipt of to a grant from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.
The films could not have been created without the kind co-operation of some of the families and archival photographs and footage.
The names of those commemorated in these documentaries are:
RAYMOND CHARLES BISHOP, 55th.Batt.AIF, 14th.Brigade, KIA Fromelles in Northern France on 19th. July 1916.
NORMAN BLAKE CORKHILL, Machine Gun instructor and Navigator.
PEARL ELISABETH CORKHILL MM, Nursing Sister, Australian Army Nursing Service.
HERBERT FREDERICK HUTCHINGS, No.1 Field Company Engineers, Light Horse.
HOLROYD ROBERT INNES, Driver and Gunner
JAMES STUART LESLIE ROSS, Australian Flying Corps, Killed in a flying accident, Surbiton London, 1919.