Family members pay tribute to their loved ones

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    Private 1st Battalion AIF

    Elizabeth Barwick shares the story of her grandfather Archie Barwick who was a farmer when he enlisted at the age of 24. Archie departed Albany on HMAT Afric and served with distinction at Gallipoli and on the Western Front.

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    Chaplain 5th Battalion AIF

    James Dexter's grandfather fought in the Boer War and later became one of the longest-serving and most highly decorated chaplains in the AIF. Walter was responsible for mapping the cemeteries at Gallipoli before the ANZACs were evacuated in December 1915.

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    Colonel 4th Infantry Brigade AIF

    Michael Bennett pays tribute to his distinguished great grand-father. John Monash was a civil engineer before the outbreak of war and commanded the Second Convoy.

    Monash led the 4th Infantry Brigade at Gallipoli and was later promoted to General and Commander of the Australian Corps.

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    Australian Army Nursing Service

    Marnie Watts' inspiring story of her grandmother Olive Haynes who enlisted as a nurse in August 1914 aged 26. Olive was posted to Lemnos Island where she treated the wounded diggers from Gallipoli. She later served on the Western Front where she was confronted with shocking mass casualties from the bitter trench warfare.

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    Private 11th Battalion AIF

    Proud daughter Margaret Medcalf recalls her father’s war experience; from training under the pyramids of Egypt to fighting at the Battle of Pozières for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

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    Private 12th Nelson Company NZEF

    Nigel Malthus remembers his brave grand-father who enlisted in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force that departed Albany for the battlefields in late-1914.

    Cecil fought at Gallipoli and on the Western Front where he was wounded by a bomb blast at the First Battle of the Somme.