Anzac Day Stories

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


William Joseph Christieson

One of my uncles was killed at the battle of Paschendale in 1917and is interred at the Nine Elms British Cemetery at Poperinge Belgium. His name is William Joseph Christieson...

By Betty Murphy
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Richard Hill

My great uncle Richard Hill served in WW2 and was stationed with the 8th army infantry battalion in New Guinea. The one story that stands out clearly in my mind goes something like this. Fighting the Japanese in PNG he was involved in a large battle that lasted for hours with snipers picking off his mates...

By Anna Dalfonso
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Reginald Verdon Hunter

Reginald Verdon Hunter - Lest we forget... My Great Grand Uncle 2nd Lieutenant Reginald Verdon Hunter MC enlisted at Ballina on 9th November, 1915. He was a surveyor and was 24 years old. He had previously been 3 years in cadets and had attained the rank of sergeant...

By Sue Moore
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William Thomas Rayner

My Uncle Bill died at Gallipoli on 11th of 11th 1915 aged 19. He is buried at the Lone pine Turkey. He was in the 6th lighthorse....

By Don Dickie
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