ANZAC DAY 2015
Photo opportunities are all over Australia and New Zealand this morning
as we commemorate,
the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.
While the major centres receive a majority of media publicity
it is the rural areas which were settled by
returned soldiers from two World Wars
It is these same small towns who may have had their
heart and soul ripped out with the death
of well known identities, sportsman and family members.
This post is in memory of of all the service men and women
who have served our country
and whose home was a small rural centre.
For those service men and women…
Lest We Forget.
I would like to visit Courcelette, in France, sometime in the next few years as my Grandfather served on the Western Front and was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal at Courcelette during World War I.
The photo was taken in September 1917
on the Western Front (Belgium), in the Ypres Area, Voormezeele
My maternal grandfather served with the Light Horse at Gallipoli
and I have read part of his diary many, many years ago.
Unfortunately any such memorabilia was not passed on to me.
I searched the Australian War Memorial website this morning
and have not even found his name, let alone service records.
Links to previous ANZAC Day posts: