Bill Babington and Jack Bates were great mates. They both went to the Morven Public school together and every Anzac day Jack travelled down to Culcairn to march with his old mate Bill. Jack died in 2009 at Canberra.
Bill Babington fought at Tobruk…
Service Number - VX122008
Selected pages from the Attestation papers of John Maxwell Bonnell
Date of birth - 25 November 1923
Place of enlistment - Foster, Victoria
Killed in Action 21 April 1943 Papua New Guinea