The Society acknowledges the traditional owners of the Irwin Districts, their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pays its respects to elders and their cultures, past and present.

World War I

Read about the 44 men of the Irwin Districts killed in World War I

  • The Irwin District and World War I

    Men and women from the Irwin District who served in World War I are being documented by the Society. Our researcher, Anne Jefferys, has now discovered 130 men and women who enlisted 41 of whom were killed. Australia lost about 60,000 men in World War I, about 1.3% of the population.The Irwin District’s population was about 400 in 1914, so the loss of 40 lives of young men and women, which amounted to 10% of the population, took a huge toll on the community.The 41 men killed are listed by year.

  • 1914/1915 Casualties

    • Armstrong Burges
    • John Joseph Carroll
    • Thomas George Carroll
    • Martin Duplex
    • Reginald Moore
    • Denis Du Val
  • 1916 Casualties

    • William Richard Beckett
    • Francis Carlton Burges
    • Henry Arthur Fletcher
    • Cecil Maitland Foss M.C.
    • Henry William Morgan
    • Archibald Septimus Boniface Tait
  • 1917 Casualties

    • John Lewis Broad
    • Norman Leslie Carter
    • Frederick William Collins
    • Herbert Melbourne Criddle
    • Herbert Leslie Hood
    • Robert Francis Fitzgerald
    • Alexander Johnstone
    • Charles Joseph Byro Nairn
    • Leslie Gordon Norley
    • Francis William Pascoe
    • Frederick James Pascoe
    • Claudius Claremont Pell
    • Walter Samuel Pettit
    • Charles Johnson Rowland
    • George Forrestor Rowland
    • Silas John Rowland
    • William Joseph Rowland
    • William Whelan (Wheelan)
  • 1918 Casualties

    • George Brown
    • George Oriel Cousins
    • Vaughan Edgar Foss
    • Hurtle Henry Fergusson
    • Robert Pell
    • Charles Purcell
    • John Eardley Walker
  • A Brief History of the Irwin Districts

    A short chronological history of the Irwin Districts since colonisation

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