Anzac Day Stories

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


William Charles Sorensen

My great grandfather never came home from the First World War. I did not know him of course but some of the stories that have been told about him at family reunions that both my mother and I have attended. He was a real larrikin...

By Michael McNamara
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Corporal William Alfred Spurling

Will was the eldest son in a farming family at Copeville, SA, but his ambition was to become a school teacher. Adding to his parent's anguish of seeing their eldest child go off to war, his father was of English ancestry, while his mother was of German...

By Max Slee
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Air Gunner in WW2

Yes, my father was an air gunner in WW2, he bombed all the fronts in europe, he was in the RAF, he died in 1993. My great uncle served in WW1 in france...

By Adeline Murray
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William Henry Duncan

My grandfather, Pte William Henry Duncan, was born in Brisbane in 1886. He enlisted in Mackay, Qld, Australia in 1915, and served with the 11th Depot Unit of Supply Australian Army Service Corps. No doubt he was very close to being repatriated when he died of Spanish Influenza...

By Julia Duncan
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