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.
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.
High Flight (an Airman’s Ecstasy)
…we will remember them…
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.
Hello Boobook – oops!! changed the eastern rosella names!! Now they are Rainbow Lorikeets!! thanks!!