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Moree and District Historical Society to launch second volume of Moree Anzacs book

Some of the local soldiers who feature on the cover of Moree's Anzacs Volume II. Photo: supplied

Some of the local soldiers who feature on the cover of Moree's Anzacs Volume II. Photo: supplied

A second book about the men and women from the Moree district who served during World War I is set to be released next week, ahead of Remembrance Day.

Moree and District Historical Society will launch Moree's Anzacs Volume II at 10am on Wednesday, November 4 at the Moree Museum (the former Lands building).

The second volume features the stories of sixty local soldiers who enlisted from January 1916 through to the silencing of the guns at 11am on November 11, 1918.

Two soldiers, along with two nurses who didn't appear in the first volume will be included in Volume II.

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Moree's Anzacs Volume I was released in 2015, however a second volume was needed as the stories of those brave men and women who enlisted for the first World War from the Moree district would not fit into just one book.

Approximately 1400 men and women enlisted from the district.

Volume II of Moree's Anzacs will contain a memory card which will hold the stories of 940 soldiers, and an additional 320 photographs as a bonus.

Both Volume I and II will be available to purchase after the book launch next week.

If you would like to attend the launch, please email Moree and District Historic Society on mdhsmoree@hotmail.com.

If you have a relative who enlisted for World War I from Moree Plains Shire and have a query regarding whether your relative may be included in either of the publications, please feel free to email Moree and District Historical Society, as they hold a complete list of the men and women enlisted for defence duties.