The Irwin District and World War I


C Company leaving
Belmont Racecourse, Perth, 3rd October 1915. (IRME0657)

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.

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