Anzac Day Stories

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


Allan Semple

A family memory from the UK, happier than many others; my mother as a young child three or four years old remembered during a visit to her grandparents, the Greens of Pound Cottage, Bishopsgate, Corby,Northamptonshire UK. A young soldier from the Australian Forces calling to see them, mum in her own words was “spellbound” by this individual. The visit lasted until dark when the soldier offered to escort Grandfather and Mum back to her own home about a mile away....

By David Hay
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Bertie Hunt

This man is the brother of my grandmother. He was born 24 May 1890 Gisborne NZ to Richard and Catherine Jane Hunt. His father died when he was 8 yrs old, and his mother remarried. He was especially fond of his sister Mabel Jane known as May and I included a lovely photo of them together. Also find a transcription of a letter sent by his nurse on the day of his death, his Army record and a photo of his burial cross. Transcription ...

By Doreen Pennell
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Lt Col. Walter Edmund Wikinson Cass

Lt Col. Walter Edmund Wikinson Cass was the son of publican Edmund Cass - who lead Australian forces in WWI - 54 reg. He hailed from Albury NSW and has little said about him but he was responsible for some great advances by allied troops on the western front and egypt---this man deserves great heraldry for his tough and couragous galentry in WWI...

By Paul Waterstreet
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Arthur Ernest Dunn

My father Arthur Ernest Dunn had kept a diary from the time he left Melbourne 8 May 1915 until he returned 10 April 1917. He served in the 24th Batt. as a stretcher bearer. I was at my Grand daughter's wedding and speaking with an uncle of Amy's by marriage on her Mother's side. His name was Frank Arrowsmith. He knew of my interest in family history and mentioned that his grandfather had died as result of injury in WW1 but knew nothing about him...

By Jean Lapthorne
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