Title: Monbulk’s World War I Diggers
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2016
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 122 pages
Comments: This book is a collection of profiles of the Monbulk and District Diggers who fought in WWI. Profiles were first compiled for the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli 2015 and displayed in the Monbulk RSL. Each profile includes information of their military records, family histories and photos where possible.
Researching these men revealed the horrific conditions, illness and injuries the men went through while being away from their loved ones for far longer than anyone expected at the time. It brought home the relationships of this small community and how brothers, fathers, sons, cousins and brothers-in-law all left their families who had to ‘keep things going’ at home until their return.