Help needed to identify SA soldiers

Can you identify the soldiers from the South Australian 2/27th Battalion AIF in the picture (right) who served in New Guinea in the Kokoda Campaign during World War II?

They are pictured at Itiki in September 1942 after having spent two weeks lost in the jungle. Copies of enlistment photographs for comparison would be helpful.

Any information greatly appreciated.

The information can be emailed to contact@thelostbattalion.net and will be used on a memorial website and in a book on the 2/27th Battalion AIF.

VINCENT ROSS

Adelaide

Power necessity, not luxury

I have an elderly mum living with us and my husband and I are both in our late sixties.

Perhaps prevention by way of fire breaks for example would go a long way to prevention of our towns being threatened by fire.

We cannot bear the thought of being shut in a house, unable to step outside, unable to even open our garage, with no phone coverage, not even a fan breeze, for up to 12 hours, again. We want assurance of power and phone in those threatening times.

Basic needs, not luxuries anymore. They are basic needs and we need to know that we will not have to suffer as we all did, again.

This is 2019 not 1919. We pay highly for power and expect guaranteed basic power in return.

CAROLYN ROSS

Tumby Bay

Plan is a pipe dream

After having a good look at the proposed foreshore development plan, it seems practicalities have been omitted.

Lincoln's weather is not always ideal for seafront activities and much of the Jensen fantasy design become unusable. Removal of car parks is folly.

Parking now in the proximity of Tasman Terrace is already congested and worsening. Increased numbers of road trains traveling along Liverpool Street exacerbate the problem.

Pipe dreams cost. The question is, will the proposal be beneficial to all ratepayers or simply to impress visitors at the cost of higher rates?

DENNIS LIGHTFOOT

Lock

Thank you Port Lincoln

We are writing to thank the Port Lincoln community for your support of McHappy Day in 2019 - the largest annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

The Port Lincoln community helped us celebrate 28 years of McHappy Day by raising more than $5.9 million for RMHC nationally.

These donations will go toward supporting families while their seriously ill or injured child undergoes treatment, helping them to stay together in their time of need.

Throughout the country we saw communities help raise vital funds for RMHC. We saw local Bucket Brigades, emergency services, community heroes, as well as sporting and TV personalities visiting McDonald's restaurants to help make a difference.

We want to personally say a big thank you to everyone in the Port Lincoln community, who got involved on Saturday, November 16, making generous donations, which helped McHappy Day raise more money than ever before.

Fundraising efforts like McHappy Day are vital and ensure RMHC can be there for families with seriously ill children when they need it most. Thank you again to the local community for all your help on McHappy Day 2019.

BARBARA RYAN

Ronald McDonald House CEO