The Canungra Answered the Call website project, coordinated by the Canungra RSL Sub Branch Inc, has been made possible thanks to a Federal Government Centenary of ANZAC grant.
Bringing to light the stories behind the long lists of names of those from Canungra and the surrounding districts who enlisted to serve in World War One has been very much a team effort.
Heading the project team was Canungra RSL Sub Branch President, Keith Cogzell. The research, writing, interviews with family members and some of the photography was provided by Lisa Stubbs of Headline Communications. Production of the website has been managed by Duncan Carling-Rodgers of Business Communications Management.
Thanks are due to Martha Clegg of Mac Design, for her input into the web design and some of the photographic elements, and to genealogist Alison Anderson, for providing additional family history research needed to complete many of the soldiers’ stories.
While travelling overseas during this ANZAC Centenary year, Canungra locals Norm Kelly and David Baker visited a number of historic sites and cemeteries, where they photographed the headstones and memorials of many of ‘our boys’ who were killed in action on the Western Front or at Gallipoli.
Not least of all, we owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers’ family members and descendants who have opened their hearts to the project and shared their photographs, stories and reminiscences of loved ones for whom this project serves as a lasting tribute.