Anzac research reveals family history at Colo Vale war memorial

The Colo Vale war memorial. Photo: supplied

The Colo Vale war memorial. Photo: supplied

Kaye Daintith and Darryl Starr recently discovered their ancestors are listed on the Colo Vale war memorial.

But this discovery came about as a result of someone else’s research.

Tanya Chalker-Holz was researching her great uncle’s war service when she realised his and their great-uncle’s service numbers were one apart and that they registered on the same day, sailed off to war together and were both killed at Gallipoli on the same day.

Kaye and Darryl are descendants of Robert Joseph Stewart, Ernest George Stewart, and Glenn George Stewart.

They were contacted by Mrs Chalker-Holz who brought it to their attention that the memorial existed.

The pair then visited the site.

“We would like to congratulate the residents of Colo Vale on such a wonderful project in honouring its residents who saw overseas service,” they said.

“It was very moving to see our great uncle, grandfather and uncles names among those listed. To the Colo Vale community we say thank you.”

The Colo Vale Anzac service will be held at 8am on April 25.

Following the service Bunnings will provide a free sausage sizzle breakfast with tea and coffee served in the hall.


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