I made this video some time ago for Skippy, my father-in-law.
Some of the photos in the video were taken by him at Nui Dat.
He was an Aussie serving with the NZ Army…he trained at Puckapunyal, Canungra and Singleton…many of the places mentioned in this song he has been to.
My father-in-law Skippy fought in the Battle of Long Tan.
This is the documentary made by Martin Walsh of that battle.
I carried the medals of my great-grandfather Harry Crozier with me. It was 100 years since ANZAC troops set foot on the Gallipoli peninsula in that ill-fated campaign.
Going to Gallipoli had been on my bucket list forever…and last year, with Dad, I finally ticked that off, and on the centenary as well.
It was and remains a very special trip and memory. Read more »
Original Post: 25 April 2006
This is my ANZAC Day tribute posting. ANZAC Day means a great deal for me and my family. I suppose it is because we have a connection to the original ANZACS in 1915 and Gallipoli and to a veteran of a war much fresher in our minds, Viet Nam.
Firstly, I pay tribute to my great-grandfather Harry Crozier. I never really knew him and he died many years ago. Harry served in the Gallipoli campaign and thankfully came home alive, albeit with only one working leg. I know he spent considerable time in Rotorua convalescing and learned to carve Maori carvings as part of his rehabilitation.
The second person I pay tribute to is a guy who truly epitomises the ANZAC spirit. He is an Aussie, living in New Zealand, who fought for New Zealand in Viet Nam. He is married to a Kiwi and has three Kiwi kids, and four Kiwi grandkids. He is also my father-in-law.