Council receives grant to celebrate region’s ANZAC spirit

Burdekin World War I servicemen will be the subject of a memorial booklet and display to celebrate the region’s ANZAC spirit.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council had received a $4717 Queensland ANZAC Centenary Spirit of Service grant to fund the booklet and a historical display of World War I memorabilia to be held at the Burdekin Library Ayr.

“The project is a collaborative effort between Council, local historian Glenis Cislowski and members of the Home Hill RSL Sub-Branch,” she said.

“The booklet will list names and details of the more than 400 Burdekin soldiers who enlisted for service in World War I as well as photos.

“A public launch of the booklet will be held at the Burdekin Library Ayr and it is hoped descendants of servicemen will join the celebration of our ANZACs.

“The historical memorabilia will be on display for an extended time at the Burdekin Library Ayr to ensure as many people as possible get to see it.”

Cr McLaughlin said the project would create a lasting memory of the ANZAC Centenary in Burdekin Shire.

“The publication of the booklet will be a lasting tribute to the soldiers of the Burdekin district who enlisted and fought for their country,” she said.

The project is expected to be completed in April.

This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

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