Members of the Daylesford community will be able to hear the stories of nine volunteer firefighters from the Daylesford Fire Brigade who served our nation during the First World War thanks to a $3,300 grant from the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.
Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King said the funding would assist the brigade to research the history and commemorate the service of these men.
“The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program supports projects that commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in the First World War,” Ms King said.
“The Daylesford Fire Brigade has protected our community since 1861 and not long after its 50th anniversary, nine volunteer members of the brigade left Daylesford to serve in the First World War.
“Of these nine brave men who served our nation in the Great War, three of them made the ultimate sacrifice.
“This grant will assist the brigade to honour their memories and tell their stories.”
“I’d like to acknowledge the work of the Daylesford CFA, RSL and Historical Society for their commitment to this important project.
“Thanks also to the members of local Anzac Centenary Grants committee for their expert advice and assessment of applications for funding from the program.”
The program has already received applications to support up to $125,000 of local projects in the Federal Electorate of Ballarat that commemorate the First World War.
For further information go to http://www.anzaccentenary.gov.au/grants/index.htm or contact Ms King’s office at 5 Lydiard St North, Ballarat, Ph: 5338 8123.