Lest We Forget – Memory Bank

ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, held on the anniversary of the Gallipoli landing on the 25th April each year. It is a day to honour those that sacrificed their lives, those that came home and all the families affected by wars all around the world.

I recently discovered a site, thanks to a friend on Facebook who posted a link to a poignant article she’d submitted. She wrote about her 2nd Cousin, twice removed, who had lost his father in 1912, his mother in 1903 and sister in 1893.

This young soldier “was 5’11” with brown hair, grey eyes, and a dark completion and only 19 years old when he was seen off by his Uncle”.  He travelled to Gallipoli Peninsula, Alexandria on the 2 March 1915.  Sadly on the 28th June 1915 he was Killed in Action at the Dardanelles.

As this friend wrote “Very proud of this young man’s bravery at such a young age. RIP – you are not forgotten.”

We owe it to all those before us to remember them. This site is just one of the many ways that men and women can be remembered.

Visit or add your own stories to: http://www.findmypast.com.au/articles/anzac-day-stories

In commemoration of Anzac Day, findmypast.com.au is helping people build their own family wartime memories with the Anzac Memory Bank. This online commemorative contains heroic stories, photos, and expert information about Australian and New Zealand involvement in all wars and conflicts around the world.

The Anzac Day Memory Bank provides a place for people to remember the sacrifices of these brave men and women.

Lest We Forget.


Keran Barrett April 25, 2013 Blog, Journalling