For many years the World War One memorial at Beauty Spot Carrum has not had a dawn or official service, so this year, we organised our own. Today I was proud to join over 60 local residents who came to pay tribute to the 15 young Carrum soldiers that never returned home from World War One, and the sacrifices made by our Anzacs whose powerful legacy of courage, endurance and mateship has shaped our national spirit.
Loved seeing Doug Lang, whose Uncle William Owen died in WW1 and is one of the 15 local soldiers from Carrum to never return home. William was born in 1897, lived in Church Road Carrum as a local farmer, and at 19 years of age left for war. Thank you to Brian Jamieson for helping to organise today and we all agree we will return again next year at 7am.
Pictured here with Doug Lang, whose Uncle William Owen died in WW1 and is one of the 15 local soldiers from Carrum to never return home