Apr 23, 2022
This week on What The Hills we present a special Anzac program.
For me as a kid growing up in a service family I've seen Anzac day dawn services all over the country. At military bases, in major cities, in tiny country towns, and at the beach. I've seen the popularity of attending the services swell leading up to the centenary of the 1915 landing at Gallipoli, and it's been heartening to see so many young people attending, either with their families or independently.
This year, I have a story to share with you. Over the past few years I've been slowly researching the history of my great great uncle Charlie: Charles Roy Stanbridge. Along the way I've learned about not only Charlie, but his group of mates, named in the newspapers of the time as the Gallipoli Die-Hards.
We all have a story of a service person in the family. Whether it's as old as that of Charlie and his mates, or it's someone serving today, all the stories deserve to be told, and to be heard.