In Remembrance Of those Special Soldiers – Never to be Forgotten.
25 April is ANZAC DAY where we remember all who fell and fought saving our future.
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand and is commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honor members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I.
It now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations for their countries.
I had uncles that never return from the war, in fact, it was the end of the Corbishley line in New Zealand as Charles was the only son, killed in action.
My Father-in-law fought in World War One, he was one of the lucky soldiers to return, there are many stories which we will never forget, that he shared with us.
George Arnold Hagley, never to be forgotten.
HERE’S TO YOU DAD!
In Memory of George Arnold Hagley
BODY ON EMBARKATION New Zealand Rifle Brigade
EMBARKATION UNIT 3rd Battalion, B Company
EMBARKATION DATE 5 February 1916
PLACE OF EMBARKATION Wellington, New Zealand
SPIRIT OF ANZAC
They clad us in the colors of the forest and armed us with the weapons made for war.
Then taught to us the ancient trade of killing, and lead us to the sound of battles roar.
So give us comfort as we lay down bleeding, and pray upon our cold and stiffened dead.
But mark our place that we might be accounted, this foreign soil becomes our graven bed.
Now children place upon this stone a garland and learn of us each Anzac Day at dawn.
We are New Zealand’s dead from distant conflict, our sacrifice remembered ever more.