Hill End World War One Project
Hill End, like so many other small country towns in Australia and New Zealand, was deeply affected by the Great War. The young men who had grown up in the village knew where their duty lay and so, many of them enlisted in the services. Within the first year they were also joined by a nurse. The Hill End Honour Roll which still hangs in pride of place in the school today records 82 names, but there are known to be many more who enlisted. At the present time another 87 names of service personnel have been traced, three of whom served in the New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company. To honour their memory the Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group is compiling a publication in time for the Centenary of Gallipoli in 2015 which will record the lives and military records of all who served from the district.
Hill End and Tambaroora Gathering Group