Saturday, 13 June 2009

More activities in Dunedin

Russell and Raewyn Atkinson have sent me an e-mail with more news from Dunedin.

"Sean Brosnahan was speaking at a "floor talk" at the exhibition last night. Another speaker was a local historian/archeologist whose great grandfather also fell on 12 October 1917, and is commemorated on the Wall at Tyne Cot. A significant number of the large crowd present had family members who died in the battle, or who survived and returned home. This is not surprising, given the disproportionately large number of Otago volunteers who fought in the campaign.

There were not very many dry eyes when we looked at the pictures on screen, and when Sean read an uncensored letter home written a few days after the battle. The other speaker related his experiences on a guided tour."

In remembrance of Lance Corporal Stanley Victor Carthew Vincent - Timaru, South Canterbury.
Killed in action 12 October 1917 near Belle Vue.
“C” Company, 2nd Battalion Canterbury Regiment.
Great uncle of Raewyn Atkinson.
Lest we forget

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