George served in the British Army, Duke of Wellington Regiment, “the Dukes”. He saw active service in Korea for 18 months between 1951-1953 and fought in the battle of “the Hook”, named after a strategically important crescent shaped ridge near Sami Creek, a tributary of the Imjin River near Kaesong. The “Dukes” were out-numbered 5 to 1 by the enemy and suffered 58 casualties defending their position.
This image was taken on ANZAC Day 2007 and shows George with his grandson Cody.
George says that “ANZAC Day is a day to remember the fallen, no matter what war”.
George has not missed ANZAC Day for over 30 years. He always attends the dawn service at Hurstville then comes into the City for the march. It is an occasion when the family get together and the grandkids carry the banners. They say they “wouldn’t miss it, rain, hail or shine.”
Included in hEAd oN exhibition.
Location: Sydney CBD
Photographer: Allan Coker