Kurrajongs March 1916

The Kurrajongs were World War I volunteers who participated in the great 'snowball' recruiting drive of 1916 in NSW Australia.
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World War I volunteers from the Inverell district in NSW Australia who participated in the great 'snowball' recruiting drive of 1916.  This photo shows the first contingent of 114 men, at the time the largest group of men to leave a NSW county town together for war service. They were photographed by Mr. George Devine, an Inverell photographer. This photo is from a private collection.

World War I volunteers from the Inverell district in NSW Australia who participated in the great 'snowball' recruiting drive of 1916

Inverell Cenotaph This has the names of 229 Inverell District men who died during WW1. It has just been repaired and refurbished by Inverell RSL Sub Branch and looks magnificent with the addition of gold lettering. Lest We Forget

Inverell Cenotaph This has the names of 229 Inverell District men who died during It has just been repaired and refurbished by Inverell RSL Sub Branch and looks magnificent with the addition of gold lettering. Lest We Forget

Inverell Honor Roll Inverell was the first town in NSW to begin an Honor Roll for those who enlisted during WWI. It was designed by architect Herbert Ross. The names of the Kurrajong men are included on this board. Note: Honor is as spelt at the time of WW1

Inverell Honor Roll Inverell was the first town in NSW to begin an Honor Roll for those who enlisted during WWI. It was designed by architect Herbert Ross. The names of the Kurrajong men are included on this board. Note: Honor is as spelt at the time of

The Inverell Medal, given to volunteers when they left the district to serve during the First World War. The volunteer's name is engraved on one side, with date of departure.   The reverse is engraved with the words Inverell NSW

The Inverell Medal, given to volunteers when they left the district to serve during the First World War. The volunteer's name is engraved on one side, with date of departure. The reverse is engraved with the words Inverell NSW

This book, A fine body of men, tells the story of the Inverell district men who volunteered for War service in 1916.  They took part in one of the great 'snowball' recruiting drives held in NSW Australia that year.  Illustrated with many photos, the story is told through a combination of soldiers letters, diaries, and newspaper articles.  A great read.

This book, A fine body of men, tells the story of the Inverell district men who volunteered for War service in 1916. They took part in one of the great 'snowball' recruiting drives held in NSW Australia that year. Illustrated with many photos, the story is told through a combination of soldiers letters, diaries, and newspaper articles. A great read.

Newspaper article from the Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 6 January 1916 page 8. Courtesy Trove Newspapers NLA

Newspaper article from the Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 6 January 1916 page Courtesy Trove Newspapers NLA

Dead Man's Penny Presented to the family of Kurrajong Private Andrew Anderson KIA 12 Oct 1917. He has no known grave and his name is on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

Dead Man's Penny Presented to the family of Kurrajong Private Andrew Anderson KIA 12 Oct He has no known grave and his name is on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

Kurrajongs Re-enactment March - Inverell 10th January 2016 - Anzac Centenary Event

Kurrajongs Re-enactment March - Inverell January 2016 - Anzac Centenary Event

One of many advertisements in The Inverell Times newspaper in 1916 for Battalion rings and enamelled silver brooches. Does anyone have one of these?

One of many advertisements in The Inverell Times newspaper in 1916 for Battalion rings and enamelled silver brooches.

Kurrajong Re-enactment Medal 2016

Kurrajong Re-enactment Medal 2016

Kurrajong Re-enactment March 10 January 2016. Some of the 220 Kurrajong relatives marching wearing replica white hats. They came from all around Australia and overseas for this Centenary of Anzac Commemorative event.

Kurrajong Re-enactment March 10 January Some of the 220 Kurrajong relatives marching wearing replica white hats. They came from all around Australia and overseas for this Centenary of Anzac Commemorative event.

Kurrajong Re-enactment March Inverell 10 January 2016.  Committee members, replica banners and some of the 500 participants

Kurrajong Re-enactment March Inverell 10 January Committee members, replica banners and some of the 500 participants

Like to knit or crochet? These are a few of the remembrance poppies being made at Inverell for an installation for Kurrajong Week in January 2016. Contributions would be very welcome. For further information http://www.inverellremembers.org.au/news-details.php?nid=29

Like to knit or crochet? These are a few of the remembrance poppies being made at Inverell for an installation for Kurrajong Week in January 2016. Contributions would be very welcome. For further information http://www.inverellremembers.org.au/news-details.php?nid=29

Kurrajongs Re-enactment March - Inverell 10th January 2016 - Anzac Centenary Event

Kurrajongs Re-enactment March - Inverell January 2016 - Anzac Centenary Event

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