Harry served with the 2nd battalion AIF and died at Gallipoli 5th August 1915. He was 23.
When Harry arrived in Australia from the New Forrest area in England in 1912, he worked as a labourer on a farm owned by Sydney Hubbard at Ardlethan NSW.
|Syd and Harry ploughing 1913|
When war broke out, Harry enlisted, thinking he would get back to England.
Syd also enlisted and he did get to England where he met and married Harry's sister and after the war bought her to Australia as a war bride. They became my grandparents.
|Harry Charles Guy 1915|
While sorting out my Dads things, I found a small tin box with old newspaper cuttings, and on the top was a postcard from Egypt, written by Harry to his sisters on Xmas Day 1914. He was expecting to get orders any day to move to the front.
I treasure this letter, and the dear little tin box.
Every Anzac Day I think of Harry ... he is buried at Lone Pine and I would love to go to a service over there one day.
This year I have a connection... My goddaughter's husband, Able Seaman Dayne Grindley will be playing The Last Post on the bugle at the Dawn Service at Gallipoli .... I am just so proud.
Three sons of Sydney and Caroline enlisted in the 2nd World War.
My Dad in the Army, Uncle Gordon in the Navy and Uncle Bruce in the Airforce.
No longer with us ... but never forgotten ... and always loved.
Lest We Forget