Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mercury letter helps Christine Barrett to her grandfather's grave Anzac

From the Maitland Mercury report:
In 11 days time, a Telarah woman will honour her Anzac grandfather killed at Gallipoli – a man whose war service she came to know through letters published in the Maitland Mercury.
Christine Barrett’s research – to find information about her grandfather for her mother – finally led her to the grave in Turkey of Percy John O’Brien.
He was born at Aberglasslyn, enlisted in September 1914 and was killed on June 6 the next year.
Mrs Barrett found her grandfather’s grave in the 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery and she scattered a tiny sample of soil from Aberglasslyn at the site.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 25, 2015.