Midland soldier’s life remembered at library

Midland soldier’s life remembered at library

MIDLAND private Alex Latto will be featured in a display on World War I at the Midland Library.

Peter Lees said his uncle was killed in action at Passchendaele on November 1, 1917.

“Alex is not known for particular heroism, he was simply a young working man who answered the call to defend his country,” he said.

“He typifies all whose families willingly sent their able-bodied sons to an uncertain fate. We see the focus on Alex in this display as representing many of the men who undertook the arduous journey to Europe to fight the enemies of Britain in the most horrific of conditions and wholesale carnage.”

City of Swan chief executive Mike Foley said Alex’s story reflected the stories of many other servicemen who lost their lives in WWI.

“The display is an important commemoration of their sacrifice and I encourage the community to come along and visit the display to learn more about this important part of our history,” he said.

The display will also feature honour rolls for Guildford, Midland, Mundaring, and Blackboy Hill.

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