Anzac Day Stories

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


Robert Hugh Gilmore and William Hugh Gilmore

I have attached photos of two of my ancestors from the same line of the Gilmour Clan from Saltcoats/Ardrossan & Stevenston...

By Irene Stirling
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Thomas MacDonald

Thomas MACDONALD was born on 11 September 1887, at Blinkbonny, Abdie, Fife to Robert and Mary (nee Harris) MacDonald. He was the fourth child of Robert and Mary -- in all they had 14 children. Nothing is known of his childhood. Eight siblings of Thomas came to New Zealand between 1908 and 1920...

By Flora Chisnall
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Walter Henry Dein

For many years my maternal grandfather, Walter Henry Dein, faded from family history since 1918, when grandmother, Jane Gamble Dunn defected prior to his return from service, taking my mother, the youngest, and leaving the remaining...

By Yvonne Fay Hudacek
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Albert or Alfred Meech

My Grand Uncle was Albert or Alfred Meech (I think his middle name may have been Raymond). All I really know is that he was killed at Gallipoli and that his brother (my Grand Father) Isaac Arnold Meech tried to enlist by lying about his age...

By Peter Dawson
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