Friday, April 24, 2015

Anzac centenary: Last letter home from a Maitland soldier written two days before he fell

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The heartbreak of the fighting at Gallipoli is vividly expressed in a priceless letter from Maitland soldier Lieutenant Stan Garnham to his father, mother, brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces written at Gallipoli on August 4, 1915.
A schoolteacher, it was his last letter home.
Lieutenant Garnham, whose parents lived at Largs, was killed two days after he wrote it.
He was a second cousin to Fay Andrews of Bolwarra Heights and she has lovingly kept his letter and photographs.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 20, 2015.