Remembrance Day: Soldiers finally gain the dignity of a final resting place at Rutherglen

Five brave soldiers who risked their lives in World War I have finally been given the recognition they deserved, buried at Carlyle cemetery in Rutherglen on Remembrance Day.

Rutherglen RSL sub-branch secretary David Martin told Saturday’s service it was a tragedy they had never been given the dignity of a final resting place.

“We are going to go through the process of giving some dignity to these men and say well done and thank you very much for their contribution to Australia’s defence force,” he said.

The five graves were positioned around the cemetery, where soldiers each accompanied by a student removed the shrouds and put a poppy in place.

RSL sub-branch senior vice president Craig Williams said this was the second group of soldiers to be buried in Rutherglen.

“There are we believe many more who deserve this action and every effort will be made to have this task completed by November 11, 2018,” he said.

The soldiers - many who were wounded in the war - were William Allen, Private John Collins from Rutherglen, Private Martin Pascoe from Violet Town, Private John Sullivan from Rutherglen and Private Francis Taylor from Rutherglen.