Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
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
1767 Private Claude Beresford James – Bruthen Killed in Action 16 August 1915
….. part of the Gallipoli advance
Claude and his brother Cyril were both born in Kerang and after the death of their parents they came to Bruthen and worked as farm labourers in the district, both boarding with Mrs Reid at Bruthen. Claude enlisted at Bruthen on 18 December 1914 and embarked with the 14 th  Battalion at the end of the following March and was part of the Gallipoli advance. He was reported killed in action by the Major of the 4 th  Infantry Brigade on 20 August. Like many others his body was not recovered and his name was placed on the memorials at Lone Pine and Bruthen. His younger brother Cyril enlisted and served in WW2.