Anzac Day Stories

Honouring the brave men & women who represented their country during war.


Joseph Burt Pagan

Joseph was my grandmother’s brother. He was a private in the Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 10th Battalion. His service number was 904. Joseph fought at Gallipoli and was killed in action at Pozieres, France, on 25th July 1916, aged 24....

By Margaret Melnyk
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Private John Ashleigh Murphy

A young man of 21yrs old when he joined the Imperial Force 8th July 1914. He was living at Horsham at the time he entered the service and had nominated his brother Laurence Murphy as next of kin. Laurence was living in Mansfield with his Father George and Grand Father George Snr. I have no photo's of Private John, a description of a 5ft 8 inch dark haired with green eyes is the only picture I have in mind as stated on his medical certificate. He served in France as a driver....

By Jill Murphy
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A Bunch of Ragged Bloody Heroes A Tribute to ‘Kokoda’ Campaign

The mountains are so treacherous and so bloody steep They made this humble Aussie want to lie down and weep After every plunging valley there was yet another peak I stand in awe at the Diggers that accomplished an incredible feat...

By Tony Wehlow
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Cyril Rhodes

The single photo is of my father, Cyril Rhodes and the group photo is of a group of soldiers at Codford Camp in England 1918 with Dad 2nd from left in the middle row...

By Dawn Davies
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