Anzac Day Stories

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


Paul Bayliss and John Bayley

My father Paul Bayliss was with B Coy 2 Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment at the Battle of Kohima as part of General Slims 14th Army. Although badly wounded he survived and now lives in Morgan age 86!...

By Paul Bayliss
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A signed Army Hankerchief

My father has left an army hankerchief signed by the soldiers in his regiment...

By Gail Bradwell
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The Somme

If you ever decide to go to Northern France, or indeed to drive anywhere in Europe, let me give you a tip – get an automatic. It’s a sobering experience mixing it with very large articulated trucks whilst you are sitting on the car’s left hand side, attempting to go clockwise (the wrong way!) around a roundabout following road signs, that might as well be written in Arabic...

By John Laherty
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Roy Gollan

My uncle was present at Gallipoli in 1915 and later on the Western front. After he was invalided off the Gallipoli Peninsula with typhoid he was sent to France where he was awarded the DSO with bar and Military Cross and Oak Leaf cluster. He was wounded and sent to England to recuperate, then returned to France to continue fighting...

By Wendy Hebbard
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