The Murringo Community Association Inc (MCA) have received a grant to assist in the publishing of their book about the ‘Murringo Boys Who Answered The Call.’
The book tells the stories of the young men from Murringo who enlisted in the First World War.
Beginning with their enlistments and the farewell given to them in the local hall, the publication will proceed through each soldier’s record with accompanying photographs and details service information, awards and maps. For those who did not return it will note where they are buried. For those who did, it will follow them through their post-war lives to their final resting place.
The book finishes with the new Cenotaph erected in Murringo in 2015 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli.
Neil Gow and Tricia Mack are behind the project, with Tricia suggesting the idea to Neil that Murringo needed to celebrate the ending of the First World War.
The idea was borne to celebrate not only the end of the war but the boys from Murringo as well.
Tricia describes why remembrance is so important, “For the soldiers who died fighting to protect our wonderful nation and to give us the life that we have now. It is also a day to remember the loss of Australian lives from all wars and conflicts.”
The book will be launched on Armistice Day, to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.