Saturday, May 22, 1915.
Went (to) Sydney by “Wollongbar” to enlist.
It was with those words that my Great Grandfather, Cpl. Henry (Harry) Ernest Sullivan A.I.F. (24/03/1895 - 19/03/1993), began his war diary. Along with four of his brothers, he had joined-up to fight in WWI. He became a Lighthorseman and, as part of the 5th Australian L/H Regiment, he fought in the Middle East. Two of his brothers didn't return home; one of them died in New Zealand, the other at the Somme, France.
For anyone who wishes to see an excellent movie about the brave Australians who fought during W.W.I along with a great story of true friendships, rent GALLIPOLI this weekend.
It features a very young Mel Gibson and Mark Lee and was made about twenty years ago or so. Anzac Day is certainly a very solemn day of remembrance for our Down Under friends. Thanks for a very moving post, cookeetree.