Breamlea, Victoria

Breamlea, Victoria

Friday, 24 April 2015

ANZAC Day silence

Hi everyone,
On this ANZAC day, I would like tell you about my WW1 ancestor who was in Gallipoli and then later at the Western Front.  His service lasted 2 years and 9 months before he was finally gassed near Ypres in Belgium.

He did survive however, and was transferred to England for recovery before arriving back in Australia in 1918.

Men weren't only killed at Gallipoli.  Their lives were changed forever by the experience of it. I have spent all this emotional ANZAC day writing about my ancestor James and his experiences.  And I'm afraid, much like the diggers, I can't talk about it any more today.
Historically yours,
Valerius Copernicus.

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