Anzac Day Stories

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


Frederick William Thorn

Frederick William Thorn, b. 9 September 1891, Port Broughton, South Australia. At the age of 24, he enlisted in the Army for service on 15 June 1916. Service No: 2996. His physical description...

By Terry Mann
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Noel Wilkin

During the Second World War my father's youngest brother Noel was trained to fly and flew aircraft during the North Africa campaign...

By Donald Wilkin
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Alexander Thomson Coubrough

Born 25 May 1895 in Fitzroy, Victoria, Alexander Thomson Coubrough was the youngest of five children of Charles Purvis Coubrough and his wife, Ruth Ellen Roberts. Alex and his oldest brother, Victor John Thomas, born 1889, were the only two of their parents' children to live past their second birthdays. They were both in the ANAZACs, which I am sure must have been a sore trial for their widowed mother...

By Myrna Coubrough
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Blencowe Edward Green

My Great Uncle, Blencowe Edward Green, was one of seven children born to Herbert Edward Green and Georgiana Wright. He was the second son and third child, born on 5 January 1896 in Somerleyton, Suffolk, England. The family emigrated – first father in 1912, then mother and younger children in Oct 1913. Blencowe and his older brother Vaughan...

By Christine Spence
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