Introduction Walter Parker (11 August 1894 to 22 January 2000) was an Australian soldier and the third last surviving veteran of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in World War I. Refer to Alec Campbell and Roy Longmore. ANZAC Soldier Parker, one of eight children pre-war plans for a career in… Read More
Who was Roy Longmore?
Introduction Roy Longmore (29 April 1894 to 21 June 2001) was an Australian soldier and centenarian, who after Alec Campbell, was noted as the second last living Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) veteran who saw service in World War I. Refer to Alec Campbell and Walter Parker. ANZAC Soldier Longmore set aside his… Read More
Who was Alec Campbell?
Introduction Alexander William Campbell (26 February 1899 to 16 May 2002) was the final surviving Australian participant of the Gallipoli campaign during the First World War. Campbell joined the Australian Army at the age of 16 in 1915, and served as a stores carrier for two months during the fighting at Gallipoli. He was invalided… Read More
What is the ANZAC Spirit?
Introduction The Anzac spirit or Anzac legend is a concept which suggests that Australian and New Zealand soldiers possess shared characteristics, specifically the qualities those soldiers allegedly exemplified on the battlefields of World War I. These perceived qualities include endurance, courage, ingenuity, good humour, larrikinism, and mateship. According to this concept, the soldiers are perceived… Read More
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