Anzac Day Stories

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


George Stott

My paternal Grandfather was George Stott. He migrated to Melbourne from Scotland in late 1800s with one sister and a number of brothers. He signed up with Australian Forces in WWI. Reg. No 31648. He went to France and was invalided to England...

By Paul Stott
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John Herring

John Herring, son of John Herring and Ann Walsh, was born in 1893 in Port Pirie, South Australia, died on 2 Apr 1917 in France at age 24, and was buried in 1917 in Hac Cemetery, Ecoust-St Mein, France. John embarked aboard HMAT "Seang Bee" at Fremantle, Western Australia on 18 July 1916 and disembarked at Plymouth, Devon, England on 9 September 1916...

By George Herring
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John Wallace Anderton

This is my story about my grandfather my hero. He served in the first world war in the 32nd Btn, enlisted May 31st 1916 at the age of 32. He was wounded in action (gas) 16th May 1918. The time my grandfather was in France I cannot imagine how horrific it could have been-grandad crawled over to help another solider to safety under an attack, this was not recorded...

By Helen Hanns
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William Gunningham Quinn

My Uncle William Gunningham Quinn 1897 - 1918 (my fathers eldest brother) enlisted in the AIF in 1916 and served in France. He was in the 54th Battalion. He was wounded in France in 1917 and sent to England to recover. He then returned to France ...

By David Quinn
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