THE Albury War Memorial was built to honour about 100 soldiers killed in World War I.
But at least that number again came home from the war and died of wounds or war-related illness before the next world war broke out in 1939.
Among them was Sgt Charles George Bishop, a highly decorated soldier who earned a Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal and Bar on the Western Front.
Bishop, who was shot in 1916 and 1918, struggled with illness until he died in 1931, aged 37.
His widow, May, lived to 94 and earned the British Empire Medal for her community work.
Their story will be told by Albury RSL sub-branch president Graham Docksey tomorrow during a free walk in the Albury Pioneer Cemetery, hosted by the Albury and District Historical Society.
The RSL ensured in 1934 that every Digger’s grave was appropriately marked by a headstone and a wreath was laid on each grave every Anzac Day.
Several society members will talk about men and women both prominent and obscure who are buried in the heritage-listed graveyard.
The walk starts at the lychgate (covered entrance) in David Street at 2pm.