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WWI Centenary Community Project Begins

By January 17, 2012August 6th, 20135 Comments


The call has gone out to families with connections to Orange to help find the names of all Orange’s ex-services personnel from World War I. Orange City Council has formed a Community Working Party in the lead up to plans to mark the 100 year anniversary of the 1914 start of WWI. If you have information to share please contact Orange City Council’s Community Liaison Adviser Alison Russell or Orange City Library. The response so far has been wonderful after articles appeared in the Central Western Daily.


  • Denise Fowler says:

    Does this include people from Blayney or just Orange?


  • Trish Giles says:

    Hi at WW1 Project for Orange. I am descended for LOHAN family who built and ran the Springhill Hotel for 30 yrs, until 1911. Two Lohan boys were in WW1 from my research, Valentie E LOHAN who died at Pozier 1816 and Terence Michael LOHAN who served at the war’s end in France in 1918.I have traced a portrait of Terence to NSW Library, but as yet can’t find one of Val. He played cricket and football for Millthorpo, Orange and NSW so I’m hoping to find some of the old team photos with the names listed bellow, if anyone can help. Cheers Trish Giles

  • Trish Giles says:

    Hi Jan. Thanks for your reply. I don’t know if any cricket or football team photos 1910-14 have been found as I am sure they will show many of the young Orange men who went to WW1. I know Val Lohan played for Carcour and Orange and possibly NSW but I can only find Val’s brother Nick in a 1893 photos. Perhaps someone knows were the preWar photos ended up? Cheers Trish