World War Two 1939 – 1945
Unfortunately a Roll of Honour to recognise men and women from the Bendigo area who served in World War 2 was never created. The following data has now been compiled based on names that were originally published in Australian daily newspapers and summarised in each year of the war in the Annals of Bendigo .
Most of the names were also included in Marching On, The Bendigo Regiments and Companies 1858 – 1988 by William E Thomason.
Included here are the names and details of 235 men and women listed as coming from the Greater Bendigo area who died on active service in World War Two. Of these, 167 served in the Australian Army, 58 with the RAAF and 6 with the RAN as well as several who served in the Merchant Navy and with New Zealand and UK units.
Those who died
Details of the 235 persons listed on the World War Two section of this website may be viewed by clicking on the Those who Died button below.
Then click on the name and a range of information about that person will be available to view.
If you wish to view details of any other persons from Bendigo who died while serving in the same unit or who are buried or remembered in same cemetery, simply click on Last Unit or Place of Burial or Memorial.
Where they lie
The 235 people listed on this section of the website represent those from Bendigo who paid the ultimate sacrifice in World War Two. Their places of burial or memorial are recognised at 73 cemeteries or memorials in 23 countries.