It is interesting to note my electorate’s link to the Second World War.
Each town has its own story of mateship and courage during the war.
The Numurkah mob was a group of 15 soldiers from the town who went to war together. As Singapore fell, the men were captured and served time in Changi Prison, then many laboured on the Burma Railway. Three were killed, while the others returned to Numurkah. A memorial to these men was unveiled two years ago and is just up the road from the Numurkah Secondary College, where I had the honour of being a part of its student awards presentation night.