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Category Archives: Light Horse Regiment

The Flying Officer from Bogan Gate

The story of Keith Kearney, a young lad from Bogan Gate, is similar to many others of his era. With life opening its doors of possibilities, the Second World War … Continue reading

December 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Diaries from the Battlefield : Memories from Bogan Gate’s Major Sydney Walker Part 1

While Charles Bean needs to be commended for his Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918  it was the men who kept diaries and journals that offers a … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Super Trooper: Albert “Bert” Platt

Many of the true stories about local people here on historyparkes.org would be compelling reading if they were put into book form. The details of Trooper Albert Edward Platt did … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments