War hero gets fire-ravaged medal reissued by France after State Government steps in

War hero gets fire-ravaged medal reissued by France after State Government steps in

Updated May 09, 2018 18:03:04 Photo: Bob Jackson receives his replacement Legion of Honour from French Consul Lady Jane Edwards. (ABC News: Ari Balle-Bowness) A decorated World War II veteran whose Brisbane home was destroyed by fire has been presented with France’s highest honour from his hospital ward. Photo: Firefighters …

Headstone to honour forgotten WWI hero Cecil Ernest Northover buried in unmarked grave

Headstone to honour forgotten WWI hero Cecil Ernest Northover buried in unmarked grave

Posted May 05, 2018 07:30:17 Photo: Lieutenant Cecil Northover is buried in an unmarked grave, but local historians are campaigning for him to be honoured. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) The paupers’ graves in Darwin’s historic Gardens Cemetery are marked by small and weathered cement discs, long ignored and laid …

Sir John Monash was a WWI hero, but he wasn’t at the battle for Villers-Bretonneux

Sir John Monash was a WWI hero, but he wasn’t at the battle for Villers-Bretonneux

Updated April 30, 2018 19:31:38 Photo: “We need to make sure that we maintain a fidelity to the facts of history — to respect the memory not just of Monash but also the roles of the other commanders and men that were involved in the fighting.” (Australian War Memorial E02790) …

Anzac mystery and a horse-torian’s decades-long search for WWI hero Dipso

Anzac mystery and a horse-torian’s decades-long search for WWI hero Dipso

Updated April 28, 2018 14:28:14 Photo: Pat Gallagher wants the stories of war horses to be preserved and remembered. (ABC Canberra: Hannah Walmsley) Australians paused this week as part of Anzac Day commemorations to remember and honour the service of men and women past and present. For 82-year-old Pat Gallagher, …

Unknown Australian soldier identified as a ‘true hero of Gallipoli’ more than 100 years later

Unknown Australian soldier identified as a ‘true hero of Gallipoli’ more than 100 years later

Posted April 21, 2018 16:36:36 Photo: Australian soldiers at the Mena Camp in Egypt during World War I. (Australian War Memorial (AWM C02588)) For a century, Gallipoli veteran Private Edward Attfield was thought to have deserted from the Australian Army. But a Victorian researcher has helped prompt work to identify …

‘Hero for eternity’: Skydiver who saved tandem partner awarded Star of Courage

‘Hero for eternity’: Skydiver who saved tandem partner awarded Star of Courage

Updated March 29, 2018 11:00:50 Photo: Tony Rokov was an experienced skydiving instructor at Adrenaline Skydive in Goulburn. (Facebook) Related Story: Instructor dead, 14yo critically injured after skydiving accident in Goulburn Related Story: Killed skydiving instructor ‘twisted his body to protect teenager’ from crash landing For Samantha Rokov, opening the …

Debutant Danny Vukovic the hero as battling Socceroos hold Colombia 0-0

Debutant Danny Vukovic the hero as battling Socceroos hold Colombia 0-0

Posted March 28, 2018 09:02:39 A late penalty save from debutant goalkeeper Danny Vukovic earned the Socceroos a 0-0 draw against Colombia in their international friendly in London this morning. Vukovic who replaced Brad Jones at half-time on his 33rd birthday, dived to his left to keep out Miguel Borja’s …

Bulldogs hero Steve Folkes’ death leaves loved ones ‘numb’; Steve Price gives emotional tribute at memorial

Bulldogs hero Steve Folkes’ death leaves loved ones ‘numb’; Steve Price gives emotional tribute at memorial

Updated March 05, 2018 19:33:40 Former Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs player and coach Steve Folkes has been remembered as a “true legend” who had his life cut too short. Folkes died of a heart attack aged 59 last week. He was considered a Bulldogs giant and a major part of the club’s …