Saturday, 25 April 2015

All National Zeal And Courage

The family contribution to World War I was modest compared to some, so despite celebrating two ANZAC legends and one senselessly lost life, the sacrifice was overlooked in the recent federal ballot for the centenary event. 

Today, on ANZAC Day, these posts serve as the family's memorial. The first post is for Captain Walter William James

Walter William James (1867 - 1931)

The second is for Walter's son-in-law, Lieutenant Herbert Frederick Slocombe.

Herbert Frederick Slocombe (1889 - 1979)

The third is for Private Bruce Wilkins Campbell and his brothers.

Bruce Wilkins Campbell (1896 - 1917)

It's possible that rather than baulking at change in their families' lives, these three men were keen to make a patriotic contribution. Their particular skills and interests suggest that this was the case. It is also daunting to imagine their undoubted zeal and courage.

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