Vincent Potter was one the men from Boondooma called to serve during World War 1.
Vincent Potter was one the men from Boondooma called to serve during World War 1.

Are you related to these World War One soldiers?

WHEN the First World War broke, about 30 men from Boondooma Station answered the call to enlist.

Now Buddy Thompson and the homestead caretakers are trying contact their surviving relatives before he unveils a set commemorative plaque on Remembrance Day.

At this stage Mr Thompson is looking for the descendants of 15 men and the rest he will track down next year around Anzac day.

”We've been in contact with a lot of people but we're trying to get into to contact with more,” he said.

When the men enlisted, Boondooma Station was much larger than it is today.

It took in all the land from Boondooma Dam to Proston and south to Durong.

Soldiers from the area served in a range of roles.

"They were in the light horse, the gunners, field ambulance officers and, at this stage, there was only one death: All the others returned.”

Once the men returned, they were given parcels of land around the station although Buddy said they soon moved on.

"The land was shocking: The poor buggers, they went over there to fight and the land was pretty ordinary.”

Mr Thompson would like anyone related to the following men to call him on on 41680168: Charles William Barrett, Arthur Robert Brazier, William Thomas Brazier, Alister Bailey Grimes, Eugene Constant Harcla, Jacob Deedrick Kachel, Ludwig Walter Kache, George Andrew William Penning, Samuel Pidgeon, Eric Edgar Potter, Vincent Charles Potter, George Henry Ashton Seymour, Charles William Henry Rollo Somerset, James Leslie Slater and Harold Robert Slater.