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Today's Honour Roll

March
30
Today's Honour Roll recognizes 232 Australians who fell on this day in history.
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Name Date of Death Conflict
ATKINSON, Frederick Gordon Thomas 30 Mar 1917 World War 1
SIMSHAUSER, Wilfred James 30 Mar 1918 World War 1
WADE, Hector William 30 Mar 1918 World War 1
BROOKS, William Charles Lowry 30 Mar 1918 World War 1
CHARLICK, David Harold Victor 30 Mar 1943 World War 2

Happy 100th Birthday Jim Burrowes!

Happy 100th Birthday Jim Burrowes!

Happy 100th birthday to World War II Coastwatcher Jim Burrowes!

James Burrowes, popularly known as Jim, was born in Port Melbourne on March 29th, 1923, along with his twin brother Tom. His life, spanning nearly a century, has been marked by several challenges and achievements. Growing up during the Great Depression, Jim faced many hardships. However, he went on to serve his country during World War II as a Coastwatcher and suffered tragedies as a young man.

Jim's business career was long and successful, and he enjoyed a blissful 72-year marriage to his lovely wife Beryl. Together they raised four children and were blessed with four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren (so far). Jim's commitment to his community led to him being awarded an OAM in 1990.

Jim has spent recent retirement years drawing attention to the pivotal role that Coastwatchers played in winning the war in the Pacific.

Once again, Happy Birthday Jim!

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