Sunday, May 3, 2015

Anzac centenary: soldier Bert's family reflects on Anzac Day at Lochinvar

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The Anzac centenary was a time of reflection and pride for the descendents of Bert Poole, a Maitland miner who lies beneath a lush wheat field outside the French town of Bullecourt
Killed in action in 1917, the documents and portraits of Mr Poole now hang in the Lochinvar home of his granddaughter Ruth Wilkes.
The family affectionately refers to the prominently displayed, fresh-faced Digger only as
Soldier Bert.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 26, 2015.