Soldiers of the Eurobodalla

Moruya and District Historical Society is proud to announce the showing of six documentary films detailing the lives of five servicemen and one Nursing Sister from our local region, who served their country during the Great War. These films will be shown on ANZAC DAY 2015 in the Mechanics Institute Hall, Page Street, Moruya, commencing at 10.00am and running continuously throughout the day until 5.00pm.

This event is part of the special commemoration of the centenary of the landing by the ANZACS on the shores of Gallipoli. These films will subsequently be shown in the Moruya Museum as a part of a special small Gallipoli  exhibition at the normal Museum opening times.

The films are the work of filmmaker and society member Ian Hibberson,  who was sponsored by the MDHS following the receipt of to a grant from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.

The films could not  have been created without the kind co-operation of some of the families and archival photographs and footage.

The names of those commemorated in these documentaries are:

RAYMOND CHARLES BISHOP, 55th.Batt.AIF, 14th.Brigade, KIA Fromelles in Northern France on 19th. July 1916.

NORMAN  BLAKE CORKHILL, Machine  Gun instructor and Navigator.

PEARL ELISABETH  CORKHILL  MM, Nursing Sister, Australian Army Nursing Service.

HERBERT  FREDERICK  HUTCHINGS, No.1 Field Company Engineers, Light  Horse.


JAMES STUART  LESLIE ROSS, Australian  Flying  Corps, Killed in a flying accident, Surbiton London, 1919.


2 responses to “Soldiers of the Eurobodalla”

  1. Carol bradley Avatar
    Carol bradley

    It’s a proud time to remember these amazing men. Especially my Uncle Fred Hutchings.

    1. Gillian Balgowan (née Arthurell) Avatar
      Gillian Balgowan (née Arthurell)

      I also have many fond memories of “Uncle Fred”, and days we spent at Bodalla growing up, He was a man of a few words, and us kids
      were lucky if we got a grunt for an answer to any questions we might ask, I remember at one time he had a dog named Pal , whom we loved to play with .He had most of his fingers missing from one hand and used to wear a mitten over it knitted by his sister Ella who was our grandmother.

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