Tia Reunion event organisers need your help

Private Joseph ‘Herbert’  Goodwin was killed in action during the attack on Fleurs on November 14, 1916. Before enlisting he had been a labourer working at ‘Tiara Station’ .

Private Joseph ‘Herbert’ Goodwin was killed in action during the attack on Fleurs on November 14, 1916. Before enlisting he had been a labourer working at ‘Tiara Station’ .

The organisers of the upcoming Tia reunion are in search of the names of local people who have served in the armed forces since WW2

Private Walter Lahey was killed in action at Pozières on the night of July 22, 1916.

Private Walter Lahey was killed in action at Pozières on the night of July 22, 1916.

“As part of the reunion an Honour Roll will be unveiled in the Tia Union Church/War Memorial for people who have served since WW2 from this area,” said Mrs Vicki McIvor.

“This would include Korea, Malaya, Vietnam and recent conflicts. National Service 1952-59 and 1965-1972 and Reserve Forces/CMF will also be included.”

Mrs McIvor said Walcha historian Vic Galvin had a list of people who have served in all conflicts from the Walcha area and he would appreciate additional names from across the area as well.

“If you have served or know someone that has, please phone or send your details to either Ross Hoy or Vic Galvin,” she said.

Mr Galvin said 125 people from the Walcha region had lost their lives in action since World War 1 and some of those were from the Tia area.

The Tia reunion will be held in Tia from Friday November 10 to Sunday November 12.

Contact Ross Hoy on 0418 654 923 or email  rosshoy@bigpond.com

Contact Vic Galvin on 0428772114  or email    vnsgalvin@gmail.com