Monday, May 7, 2012

ANZAC Day 2012

As any of you will recall, I began a tradition of remembrance last year on ANZAC Day, the day when Australia stops to remember fallen soldiers from all conflicts. My plan was to pick a random name off a First World War memorial each year, and research the story behind the name as a way of remembering the sacrifices made by those who served.

This year, I happened to be visiting the area where my WWI novel Between the Lines is set on ANZAC Day. Oddly appropriate! I chose a name off the local war memorial, and researched the life and death of one Private James Dreghorn.

You can read it here at my new WWI research blog The Road to War and Back.

Lest we forget.


  1. So interesting. I have visited memorials before and can spend hours perusing the names of people I will never meet, wondering about the impact of their sacrifices on surviving family and friends.

  2. Thanks for the link, Claire! I love reading these. Which reminds me, I'll let you know when I put up photos from Dover Castle and the WWII tunnels!