Edward Chapman - Anzac Day

Running time
1 min 22 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Yes, I remember Anzac Day. Since the day I got discharged I used to march with my dad. Even before I joined the navy as a kid, he used to take us into town and I and my brother would march with him down Queen Street and we did that right up to the outbreak of war.

I joined up. My brother couldn't get in because he had bowel troubles, so he got a job with a heavy lift specialist taking the engines out of boats, so he had a permanent job, but Anzac Day is a day of remembrance.

I remember all my old mates. A lot of them have gone but you have a lot of fun, talk about things you'd done and carrying on. Get around the piano at the RSL and sing your lungs out.

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