Skip to Content

Shared stories


Previous 1 2 3 4 Next

Alynn Skelton Henry Emmett

Lest We Forget: A digital story written by Peta Yaxley after a pilgrimage to Gallipoli in 2009. Peta's grandfather, Lieutenant Alynn Emmett, of Stanley, was part of the ANZAC forces second wave of troops in 1915, and took photos during his tour of service.

Nurse Jean Walker

Jean Miles Walker was one of the first 25 nurses to travel to Egypt with the Australian Imperial Forces to treat returned soldiers who had been injured on the battlefields.

Albert Herculean Augustus Pearce

Geoff Smith’s Grandfather, Albert Herculean Augustus Pearce, was killed on 7 January 1917 after only 34 days of action.

Enlisting in New Zealand - Samuel Arthur Carroll

Samuel Carroll was a Tasmanian who enlisted for World War One in New Zealand.

Private James Bruce McCulloch MM

Private McCulloch, from Tasmania’s North West, was one of only two Australian soldiers to have been recommended for a MM on three occasions. Running messages through dangerous zones under enemy fire on the Western Front earned Private McCulloch the MM.

Edward 'Teddy' Sheean

Under attack from the Japanese aircraft, Edward 'Teddy' Sheean strapped himself to the anti-aircraft cannon,opened fire at the Japanese aircraft and went down with the ship.

The Prisoner of War experiences of two Launceston Nurses

“There were things you couldn’t imagine, and I wouldn’t want you to know… It seems 1,000 years since I left Launceston ”.

Signalman Terrence Godfrey Lockard

Signalman Terrence Godfrey Lockard, 19, from Hobart was killed in action on the HMAS Sydney in one of Australia’s worst naval disasters during World War II.

Previous 1 2 3 4 Next

http://www.centenaryofanzac.tas.gov.au/history/shared_stories?result_245665_result_page=2