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Category : Anzac Day 2020

Shane Pretty | 43 | New Zealand Army

Wearing the medals from his Great Uncle Carey who served with the 35th Battalion, 3rd Division New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Carey enrolled late 1940, was shipped out mid ’41 and did three years active service in the Pacific including the Solomans, Guadalcanal and Vella Lavella. He had a stump for an ear; when asked about led to a good story about being shot by a Japanese sniper. For the three years Carey was enlisted he was paid the grand […]

Robert Frederick White | 73 | Territorial Army – UK

Wearing the medals from his Great Uncle Carey who served with the 35th Battalion, 3rd Division New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Carey enrolled late 1940, was shipped out mid ’41 and did three years active service in the Pacific including the Solomans, Guadalcanal and Vella Lavella. He had a stump for an ear; when asked about led to a good story about being shot by a Japanese sniper. For the three years Carey was enlisted he was paid the grand […]

Joan Mary Wilson OAM | wearing her father’s and late husband’s medals

Wearing the medals from his Great Uncle Carey who served with the 35th Battalion, 3rd Division New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Carey enrolled late 1940, was shipped out mid ’41 and did three years active service in the Pacific including the Solomans, Guadalcanal and Vella Lavella. He had a stump for an ear; when asked about led to a good story about being shot by a Japanese sniper. For the three years Carey was enlisted he was paid the grand […]

Ryan Thomas Hugh Carmichael | 36 | Royal Australian Navy

Wearing the medals from his Great Uncle Carey who served with the 35th Battalion, 3rd Division New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Carey enrolled late 1940, was shipped out mid ’41 and did three years active service in the Pacific including the Solomans, Guadalcanal and Vella Lavella. He had a stump for an ear; when asked about led to a good story about being shot by a Japanese sniper. For the three years Carey was enlisted he was paid the grand […]

Gilbert Jan OAM | 95 | Royal Australian Air Force

Wearing the medals from his Great Uncle Carey who served with the 35th Battalion, 3rd Division New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Carey enrolled late 1940, was shipped out mid ’41 and did three years active service in the Pacific including the Solomans, Guadalcanal and Vella Lavella. He had a stump for an ear; when asked about led to a good story about being shot by a Japanese sniper. For the three years Carey was enlisted he was paid the grand […]

Tim West | 47 | Australian Army

Wearing the medals from his Great Uncle Carey who served with the 35th Battalion, 3rd Division New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Carey enrolled late 1940, was shipped out mid ’41 and did three years active service in the Pacific including the Solomans, Guadalcanal and Vella Lavella. He had a stump for an ear; when asked about led to a good story about being shot by a Japanese sniper. For the three years Carey was enlisted he was paid the grand […]

Greg Attwood | 79 | Volunteer – Skippy Squadron during Vietnam conflict

Wearing the medals from his Great Uncle Carey who served with the 35th Battalion, 3rd Division New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Carey enrolled late 1940, was shipped out mid ’41 and did three years active service in the Pacific including the Solomans, Guadalcanal and Vella Lavella. He had a stump for an ear; when asked about led to a good story about being shot by a Japanese sniper. For the three years Carey was enlisted he was paid the grand […]

John Robert McInerney OAM | 74 | Australian Army

Wearing the medals from his Great Uncle Carey who served with the 35th Battalion, 3rd Division New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Carey enrolled late 1940, was shipped out mid ’41 and did three years active service in the Pacific including the Solomans, Guadalcanal and Vella Lavella. He had a stump for an ear; when asked about led to a good story about being shot by a Japanese sniper. For the three years Carey was enlisted he was paid the grand […]

Jaimie Whitham and his stepdaughter Lily

Wearing the medals from his Great Uncle Carey who served with the 35th Battalion, 3rd Division New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Carey enrolled late 1940, was shipped out mid ’41 and did three years active service in the Pacific including the Solomans, Guadalcanal and Vella Lavella. He had a stump for an ear; when asked about led to a good story about being shot by a Japanese sniper. For the three years Carey was enlisted he was paid the grand […]

Richard Stewart Udy | 96 | Royal Australian Air Force

Wearing the medals from his Great Uncle Carey who served with the 35th Battalion, 3rd Division New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Carey enrolled late 1940, was shipped out mid ’41 and did three years active service in the Pacific including the Solomans, Guadalcanal and Vella Lavella. He had a stump for an ear; when asked about led to a good story about being shot by a Japanese sniper. For the three years Carey was enlisted he was paid the grand […]