Great War Soldiers

non -soldier memorial to ANZAC lossesThere are incredible resources around now for discovering what individuals did in the Great War. As a family historian, I have been amazed at the stories that I have found. I have also researched other people who have interested me.  This page will give a pdf sheet for each man that covers the key points in his story, and the sources so that you can discover more if you choose.   Due to the French Great War link, some pages may also have a French introduction.

The Rossiter Brothers from Warracknabeal 

These two younger brothers in a large family went to school in Warracknabeal. They were both fighting on Gallipoli, but seperately: one at the start, the other at the end:
Pvte Reginal James Rossiter –  died in the second wave of ANZACs onto Gallipoli. But there were huge problems getting notification of this back home to his mother and later returning his effects to her. His history is in this pdf  Reg James Rossiter3
(Roland) George Rossiter

Sgt Roland George Rossiter, his younger brother – born in Warracknabeal – put up his age to enlist at 17, spent the spring on Gallipoli, went to various theatres in France, where he rose to Sgt and was also injured a couple of times, but he survived and lived to his 90′s.  His history is in this pdf George Rossiter5

Here is this introduction to these brothers in French lesFreresRossiter


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page began on 23 March 2015  (c) Jeanie Clark, Warracknabeal 2015

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