Letter to the editor

February 28, 2018

RSL searching for relatives of WWII soldier

THE Cobram Barooga RSL Sub-Branch is seeking assistance from your readers.

We are looking for relatives of Desmond William (Des) Linehan, date of birth August 27, 1917, son of Thomas and Johanna Linehan.

Des made the supreme sacrifice during the Second World War and was honoured with a plaque in the original Memorial Avenue in Cobram.

These plaques have been restored and placed on a new memorial in Cobram and it is the plan to re-dedicate the memorial on March 24.

We want to be able to send invitations to relatives of those men honoured on the plaques so that during the ceremony we can also honour those who endured their loss.

Our research leads us to believe that there may be a family connection for Des Linehan in the area covered by your circulation.

If you have any information please contact Glenda Mann, Acting Secretary Cobram Barooga RSL on 0407 040 208, or email [email protected]

Any assistance provided by your readers in sharing this request to family members now living beyond your circulation area would also be greatly appreciated.

Glenda Mann, Cobram

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