Friday, 24 March 2006

Galipolli Expedition

The sun setting on Anzac Cove Galipolli. The peaceful setting hides its bloody history.

Visitor Stop!

The ground you walk on is where an era finished.

Bow your head, and you will hear the heart beat of our nation here.

" mothers who sent your sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears, your sons are now lying in our bosom, and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well."

Ataturk 1934 President of the Turkish Republic

My ancestor 19 year old Charles W Hardaker of the 18Bn Australian Infantry arrived at Galipolli 25th August 1915 and the battallion was immediatly commanded to attack this hill. Hill 60. He was killed that same day

With no mortal remains to bury, Charles W Hardakers soul is remembered on monument 61 in the Lone Pine Memorial Cemetery. You can see Anzac Cove behind me in the background.

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