ANZAC STORIES (6 x 4 minute vignettes)
Family members pay tribute to their loved ones whose stories are featured at the acclaimed National Anzac Centre in Albany, Western Australia. It was from here that they sailed by convoy for the battlefields of the First World War.
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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.
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.
(SIR) JOHN MONASH
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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ANZAC STORIES_OLIVE HAYNES
SISTER OLIVE HAYNES
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.
ANZAC STORIES_GEORGE MEDCALF
FERDINAND ‘GEORGE’ MEDCALF
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.