FLASHBACK: Pete, Kerry and Ros Heit with the plaque honouring Kerry’s grandfather, Albert, at the Boondooma Homestead Anzac Wall in 2019 (Photo: Heit family)

October 6, 2021

Remembrance Day (November 11) is always a big day at Boondooma Homestead but this year’s commemoration promises to be even more special for some local families.

Twelve more plaques commemorating the World War I service of local residents will be unveiled on the day.

Judy Brandt, secretary of the Boondooma Museum & Heritage Association, is inviting descendants of the following soldiers to come along to the service:

  • Viggo August Jensen
  • Wilfred Keith Welch
  • Bernard Clarence Stockill
  • Harry Appleby Stockill
  • William Edward Tregurtha
  • John Albert Berry
  • William Graves Irwin Forster
  • Charles Harper
  • Thomas William Charles Hampshire
  • Robert Cecil Bracken
  • Martin Henry Comerford
  • Sydney Shaw

“This is also an opportunity to remember those whose plaques are already on the wall,” Judy said.

The plaques recognise the service of soldiers who fought in World War I and had a connection to the original Boondooma Station.

The memorial wall has been funded by the State Government, South Burnett Regional Council, Boondooma Museum & Heritage Association, and the Federal Government’s “Saluting Their Service” grants program.

Boondooma Homestead is located at 8262 Mundubbera-Durong Road, Boondooma.

The Remembrance Day activities will get under way at 9:30am with the commemoration and unveiling of plaques at 10:20am.

This will be followed by a barbecue lunch and entertainment.

Judy has asked that visitors RSVP by November 4 to (07) 4168-0159 or 0427-364-026.


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