Anzac, from Gaba Tepe (1919, oil-on-wood panel, 13.7 cm x 22 cm) by George Lambert (1873–1930).
Sadly, former colleague Janis Papanicolaou passed away on 2/05/2018. Our thoughts go out her family at this time. Janis worked for many years at Barry O’Keefe Library, mainly with the Home Library service.
Janis wore her grandfather’s medals at the Doing Our Bit launch in 2013. She also wrote of family members attending the ANZAC landing 100th anniversary.
Fond memories of Janis remain with those of us who knew her; through work, and her service to the community.
The microfiche machine in Local Studies where Janis spent many hours indexing the ‘Mosman Daily’ (miss our chats!)
NZMR Brigade marching through Cairo 1914.
Janis’ grandad, Stanley Hill, served with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles at Gallipoli. The Canterbury Mounteds fought in the bloody battles of Chunuk Bair and Hill 60.
Hill described the ‘rivers of blood’ flowing through the trenches. At the start of the battle for Hill 60, the Canterbury Mtd’s had 296 men (16 officers and 280 of other ranks). Only 40 of them made roll call the next day.
Canterbury Mounted Rifles getting ready for the second assault on Hill 60 Gallipoli 27 August 1915
An illustration..the poem Hill 60 in ‘The ANZAC Book’, of a woman kneeling beside a bed. ‘The ANZAC Book’ was published in 1916 from illustrations, poems, stories and other creative works from the soldiers on the Gallipoli peninsula. Source AWM