In memory……25th April – ANZAC DAY 2008

My grandmother lost her brother in Siam on the Burma railway in WWII – Private George Thomas Vidler.

My great uncle Private Frederick Shawman fought in the army in the trenches in France in WWI – I remember him as a quiet, kind soul and true gentleman…

Another great uncle – Arthur Gray – fought in New Guinea and was never the same.

A second cousin flew in the RAAF in Europe – Don Vidler and received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

My husband lost a great uncle on the western front in WWI – Private Emanuel Weir.

Flight Officer E. S Weir RAAF

My husband’s father was named after his uncle – Emanuel Stephen Weir – he was in the RAAF in WWII.

He always was interested in the weather – particularly the clouds…he passed away in February 2006.

Clouds 1

High Flight (an Airman’s Ecstasy)

…we will remember them…

2 thoughts on “In memory……25th April – ANZAC DAY 2008

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  1. Hi Lyn
    I thought your Anzac Day blog actually naming relatives was a great thing to do. I’ll keep in mind for next year.
    PS Your Eastern Rosella is actually a Rainbow Lorikeet.

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