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book "A fortunate life", Bert Facey describes (p. 269) how he helped bury his
brother, Roy Barker Facey
… I helped to bury Roy and fifteen of our mates who also had been killed on the twenty-eight. We put them in a grave side by side on the edge of a clearing we called Shell Green. Roy was in pieces when they found him. We put him together as best as we could –I can remember carrying a leg- it was terrible.
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come to attention, his right
had drawn up smartly in the Turkish salute. Presently, he bent down and
dropped on the grave a few sprigs of heather that he had gathered on the
hillside. Then we turned and walked back to the jeep together."
"Return to a legend", published in "The New Yorker", April 2, 1955, Alan Moorehead.
(*) Colonel Sükrü Şirer who accompanied Alan Moorehead on his visit to the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1954.
Did I tell you that Colonel
Wilson succeeded to the command of the 5th Light Horse when Colonel Hubert
Harris was killed ! Poor Colonel Harris was one of nature's gentlemen and
a real good soldier. He was shot in the jugular through a loophole one
night and only lived a few minutes after.
"Love Letters of an Anzac" , Oliver Hogue (trooper bluegum), p. 186-187
"On the last day of my stay, we went over to the Peninsula for a final visit, and I asked the Colonel (*) if he would mind stopping for a few minutes at a cemetery that lies in a particularly rugged valley just above Anzac Cove. I explained that I thought an uncle of mine was buried there. We found the grave easily, a plaque in the ground no different from the others, but still moving for me, since it had my surname upon it. It appeared that Uncle Frank was only twenty-four when he died, and that he must have been killed in the first rush up the beach, for the date on the stone is April 25/26, 1915. Hearing a sound at my side, I glanced round and saw that the Colonel had