Anzac Day Stories

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


James Garrow

He was just over 21 when he died (which is a very young age). He actually joined the airforce at 17years and 11 months. From what I found from the National Archives he was a member of the R.C.A.F. Squadron 405 based at a place called Pocklington (I have enclosed a couple of pictures of the memorial...

By Jan Clinton
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Private John Jacobs

Jacobs, John. Private, 51219, 1st Bn, Canterbury Regiment. NZEF, killed Aves de Bapaume, Bapaume, Frances, 25 August 1918. Uncle Jack was born 14 August 1883 at Kaiata, Greymouth, New Zealand. He was enlisted (probably conscripted) in the New Zealand Army 15 March 1917...

By Les and Jude McKendry
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My Anzac Hero

This is the story of my father, Sgt. Maurice George Delpratt, who at the age of 28 joined the 5th Light Horse (AIF) at the outbreak of World War I in August, 1914. After initial training at Enoggera and later in Egypt, his regiment was sent to Gallipoli. On June 28, 1915 after fierce fighting they were in an impossible position and were ordered to retreat from a place called Balkan Pits. My Dad volunteered to...

By Catherine Hambling
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Cyril James Thompson

My Great Uncle Cyril was born in Adelaide of Australian born parents. Never the less when the great war came like so many of his country men Cyril enlisted. His papers record that he had previously been rejected on the grounds of his chest measurement. He left Australia in June 1917 arriving in Liverpool in September and was immediately admitted to hospital suffering from Mumps...

By Catherine Waters
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