Friday, April 29, 2016

Paterson's untold stories in new war book

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Private Arthur Ernest Keppie was one of the first Paterson men to enlist to fight in World War I.
Yet after he was killed on April 26, 1915, the day after the Gallipoli landing, his family remained in the dark about his fate.
His great niece Kathy Lyall said the family waited 18 months before his death was confirmed and tragically his mother died before she received the news.
Ms Lyall said nearby soldiers had seen a bullet penetrate his body, but nobody knew what had happened to him after that.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 24, 2016.