Text Box: SERVICE TO COUNTRY and photos of family visits to remember at COMMONWEALTH 
Text Box: Laurence John DIBBLE. 1913-1988 ww2 and Post War Veteran until his retirement at aged 58 years. He returned and continued to serve.
No. 294612 Staff Sergeant Laurance John Dibble promoted to Warrant Officer Class 11 in the Australian Citizen Military Forces on 23 November 1939. 10th Field Brigade.
Army No. VX 60259.

Bombardier Laurence John Dibble served with the 2/8 Aust. Field Regiment 28 July 1941-January 1946.
1939-45 Star, Africa Star with Eighth Army Clasp, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Australia Service Medal, Efficiency Medal and First Clasp.
Returned from Active Service Badge.
Interim Army VX700222   Full Time C.M.F.
12 October 1951 - 5 October 1952
Regular Army  - Warrant Officer Class 1. VX60259 Laurance John Dibble saw service in the Middle East from 1/11/1941 to 26/2/1943 and on his return to Australia he was posted to Borneo on 6/5/1945.

VX700222 Re-enlisted after ww2 to full time military service  
retired WO1 (acting CPT. QM) 25 May 1971. 
Ww2 Service 1939-1946
Australian Regular Army 6 October 1952 - 25 May 1971.

There is an Official Memorial for the above veteran erected at
The Western Australian Garden of Remembrance which is situated
adjacent to the Perth War Cemetery, Smyth Rd, Nedlands Western Australia. Wall: 16  ROW F.  This wall has since been changed around and remade so we have been advised that the Memorial is now Wall 18 Row I.
Father of 
Veronica (Ronnie) Bates nee Dibble and 
Robert James Claremont Dibble Major Ret. [25 years service]
Sadly this is the only photo we have of dad in Army Uniform. Due to fires in the earlier years of their 50 year marriage when everything was lost.
Text Box: Major Henry Charles CARDEN. DSO.  8th Bn., 
Devonshire Regiment who died on 
Saturday, 25th September 1915. Age 60.
Son of  Sir John Craven Carden 4th Bart., of Templemore Abbey, Co.Tipperary; Husband of Blanche Catherine Carden.

Lieutenant Colonial, Derrick Alfred CARDEN,   
Seaforth Highlanders attd. 7th Bn., 
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 
who died on Tuesday, 25th May, 1915. Age 40.
Son of Sir John Carden, 4th Bart., of Templemore Ireland and of Late Lady Carden, of Westown, Co. Kildare.
Photo page 17  in my book No. 9.
Both the above ar the 
5th cousin 3 times removed to 
Veronica Maude BATES nee DIBBLE 

Major John Rutter CARDEN,  
15 Ludhiana Sikhs, who died on Friday, 30th April 1915 
aged 47.
Son of Captain Andrew Carden (late 60th Rifles) and Anne Berkeley Carden, of Barnane, Templemore Co.Tipperary.  Served in North-West Frontier 
Campaigns (1889-1898).
3rd cousin 3 times removed to 
Veronica Maude BATES nee DIBBLE

Osmond William PLEASENTS. Captain. 1884-1950
1st and 2nd ANZAC Mounted Regt.
 awarded the Military Cross in recognition of his 
gallantry and devotion to duty in the field.
The above has been promulgated in 
“Commonwealth of Australia” Gazette No.91 
dated 23 July 1919.
He previously was a Boer War Veteran. A survivor of both wars.

Sophie Grace ZACHULSKI is the first cousin three removed of Captain Osmond William PLEASENTS. Sophie is the grand-niece of John Malcolm BATES the husband of Veronica Maude BATES, nee DIBBLE.
Text Box: [Photo centre] Sophie Grace ZACHULSKI at the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium.  John Malcolm BATES and Veronica Maude BATES nee DIBBLE, the authors of the book LEST WE FORGET - A ROLL CALL, are the Great Aunt & Great Uncle of Sophie Grace ZACHULSKI.  Photo was taken when Sophie visited the war cemetery of France and Belgium (with her high school class from Bathurst NSW Australia) on 1st July 2010 she laid a wreath to remember Lieutenant Horace Lisle RINTEL 1891-1917 - at Tyne Cot Grave/Memorial Reference: XLVII. D. 4.  TYNE COT CEMETERY. YPRES BELGIUM. His photo and Grave stone above. 

Personal Information	
Member of the 1908 and 1909 crews; born in Clunes and a teacher at Ballarat College. He secretly married prior to departure.
Date Enlisted	21/07/1915
Unit Enlisted	8th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcements
Service Details
Date of Death	20/09/1917 - 26 years of age
Unit Details	8th Battalion
Cemetery/Memorial Place:	Tyne Cot Cemetery - Plot 47 Row D Grave 4

His half brother CHARLES HERITY MANNING (in my book) also died ww1 – Charles Herity MANNING  1875-1915 kia. Remembered at SHELL GREEN MEMORIAL TURKEY Ref. 1.1.7.  They are the first cousins three times removed of Sophie Grace ZACHULSKI.  We now have this photo of Driver Charles Herity MANNING kia 1915 [above right] who is the half brother to Lieut. Horace Lisle RINTEL 1891-1917 kia above right. Driver Charles Herity MANNING attended school at Scotch College - and is listed on their World War I Commemorative Website.

3365 Driver Charles Herity Manning, aged 37
Born on the 29th December 1876 in Hay, New South Wales, Charles Herity Manning was a private secretary, policeman and detective before enlisting on the 21st of November 1914 in Melbourne.
A member of the pre-war militia, serving in the Victorian Field Artillery, he was allocated as a re-inforcement to the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade on enlistment.  Embarking on the HMAT A30 Borda from Melbourne on the 22nd of December 1914, Charles was taken on strength with the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade on 1 March 1915, Charles transferred to the 7th Battery three weeks later on the 29th March.
Travelling to the Gallipoli peninsula with the Queensland men of the Battery, Manning was killed on 3 July 1915 whilst talking to fellow artilleryman Bombardier Cyril Leslie Taylor, who also sustained wounds from the fatal shell.  Charles was laid to rest in the south-west corner of Shell Green Cemetery on the same day.
Text Box: [Photo above left] Peter Richard PRICE and Vicki Louise PRICE nee BATES when they visited the war grave of Pilot Lieut. Stafford Maling HOPE whilst they were on holiday in Egypt in December 2010 and January 2011. EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY Egypt Grave/Reference Panel Number: XIX. D. 1. (19. D. 1.)

[Photo above right]  Vicki Louise PRICE nee BATES (daughter of the author) when she visited the war graves of family members who were buried at the El Alamein War Cemetery Egypt. Whilst there they also visited the grave of Howard William MIDGLEY [right] who is related to Derek Wayne BAUER the husband of Vicki’s sister Catherine Veronica BAUER nee BATES.  
Grave/Memorial Reference: A II. J. 12. Cemetery: EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY EGYPT 

Stafford Maling HOPE’s sister Patricia E. HOPE married January 2, 1954 at Pietermaritzberg South Africa to Bryan Quested BATES. John Malcolm BATES is the first cousin once removed to Bryan Quested BATES.  Vicki and Peter said that the cemetery and memorial were beautifully maintained and looked after.  The museum was also well worth visiting and looking at all the memorabilia, that had been collected from all sides of the war.