Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
413 Private Hider Stanley Filmer Broome – Orbost/Cann River Died of wounds 30 April 1915
….. buried at sea
The second son of Charles and Maud Broome, Hider was born at Bairnsdale and carried the name of his grandfather who resided at Sarsfield – Filmer. His parents had lived on the Nicholson for many years before moving their young family to Cann River where he attended school at Noorinbee. Four of the six sons, Walter, Hider, Ivan and Cyril were in Queensland farming around Nanango and this is where he enlisted from on 26 September joining the 15 th  Battalion. The second Queensland Expeditionary Force sailed on the Ceramic for the Dardanelles. He was wounded shortly after landing and transferred to one of the hospital ships waiting off the coast to receive the injured. While he was fortunate enough to get care for his injuries, they were so severe that he died on 30 April and was buried at sea. He is remembered on the memorials at Cann River, Orbost and Lone Pine.