Dimboola soldiers to be added to Avenue of Honour

HISTORY: Dimboola's Rianna Kuhne, Lyndon Kuhne, Remi Kuhne and Tea Kuhne, will honour their family member Alfred Kuhne on Sunday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

HISTORY: Dimboola's Rianna Kuhne, Lyndon Kuhne, Remi Kuhne and Tea Kuhne, will honour their family member Alfred Kuhne on Sunday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

DIMBOOLA soldiers who died in the First World War will be added to the town’s Avenue of Honour on Sunday.

Dimboola RSL member and historian Charles Rees said soldiers Walter Alexander Brown, Leslie Parker, Roy Smith and Alfred Kuhne were all incorrectly listed as returning from war on the town’s honour roll.

“They were all buried in France or are still on the battlefield,” he said.

Mr Rees also discovered another soldier Albert Johann Glatz, who did not appear on the honour roll but had ties to the area.

He said a lot of research had gone this project, which included finding out where the men had died.

“It gives me great pleasure to finally recognise these soldiers,” he said.

“We’ve tracked down the families and many are coming to the ceremony.

“We were going to do this last year, but lucky we didn’t, because we didn’t discover Glatz until earlier this year.”

Mr Rees said members of the Kuhne family still lived in Dimboola. The ceremony will be at 2pm on Sunday.

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