Anzac Day Stories

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


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Thomas Arthur Thornett

Ted Thornett, or by his correct name of "Thomas Arthur Thornett" was the only person with the surname of Thornett to have serve with the New Zealand Defence Forces during the First World War...

By David T Bellamy
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Joseph Thomas Warr

Joseph Thomas Warr was one of my Great Uncles who enlisted in World War I. Arthur Leslie Herbert was a first cousin to Joseph Warr who enlisted after being sent a white feather and paid the supreme sacrifice. The letter is from Arthur to...

By Charmaine Dangerfield
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Milton Gray Edison

Milton Gray Edison was born in Melbourne on 14th August in 1905. He attended Scotch College then went on to obtain his M.D. in Medicine at Melbourne University, before travelling overseas to further his medical experiences. He married...

By Elizabeth Davison
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An Anzac (with a difference) from King's Somborne

This is the story of my Grandfather, Sergeant Sydney John Vine MM who was born at Upper Brook, King’s Somborne, Hampshire, England on 7 November 1887. His resting place may be found in the Church of England Section, Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand; Plot 105 G CH ENG2 to be precise, He had died at Wellington Hospital...

By Bob Vine
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