Anzac Day Stories

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


Josiah Angove

My grand-uncle Josiah Angove was born in 1881 at Vegetable Creek (now Emmaville) NSW, the youngest child of Josiah and Elizabeth (Jenkin) Angove. Josiah was a teamster in Drake (near Tenterfield)...

By Ellen McDonald
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Denis Joseph O'Brien

My father Denis Joseph O'Brien was born In Sydney NSW in 1895. He enlisted on the 19th August 1914. Sgt DJ O’Brien’s AMF Unit was 17th Signal Troop Army Engineers. His Unit name was Divisional Signal Company 1. His unit embarked...

By Denise Gibbon
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Arthur Lawson

This is a picture of my grandfather Arthur Lawson (rear blonde hair), the S.S Nicoya she was sank on 11th May 1942, by U553 at St Lawrence Vancouver. This picture was sent to me from a gentleman in the U.K...

By Brian Lawson
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Lest We Forget

On that fateful day, 25th April 1915, my father, serving with the Essex Regiment, and his cousin from Tasmania, with the Anzac's, landed. They had never met. His cousin was mortally wounded and died later that day on a hospital ship. They never met...

By Derek Olley
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