Anzac Day Stories

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


George Ernest Weiley and John Hanley

My father’s cousin, 2480 Pte George Ernest Weiley won the Military medal and Bar, during action on the Western Front in France, during WW1. My Grandfather John Hanley and three of his brothers saw active service in France during WW1. One was KIA on the 8th of the 8th 1918. My wife lost two Great Uncles at Lone Pine in WWI...

By Ray Weiley
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Brothers, Charles Henry and Frank Robert Humphreys

My father - Charles Henry Humphreys. Private 36679, 27th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd NZEF. Overseas from 1.2.41 to 31.10.44. My Uncle (father’s brother) Frank Robert Humphreys, Private, Dvr, Reg No 3525, 2nd Div Amn. Coy. Overseas from 5.1.40 to 17.10.42 – discharged 20.2.43...

By Pam Clarke
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People of Roma district honouring 93 soldiers who fell in WWI

The People of Roma district have planted bottle trees honouring each of their 93 soldiers who fell in WWI. View the plan listing where each soldier's plaque is to be found...

By Carmel McMullen
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William Foulkes

Born 1897, Wallsend, New South Wales. Second child of Bennett Charles Foulkes (born 24 January 1874, Mow Cop, Staffordshire, England) and Elizabeth Caisley (born 1874, Rothbury, Durham, England). Worked for a short time as a cordial bottler at a factory in Newcastle. On 1 December 1915 at age 18, enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) and appointed to C Company 35th Battalion as a Lance Corporal...

By Lyn Brick
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