My First Anzac Day Card!

I hope you don’t mind my little indulgence.  I received this ‘Happy Anzac Card’ (poster size)from my youngest grandson on the last day of his school term (April 2022). Over the years he was been aware of my hours of researching & writing and knows of my admiration and dedication for the men of 2/4th.    Aged 9 years, the idea and content is from his own research and spelling!   His great grandfather WX17000 ‘Cowboy’ Matthews & mates would think Fergus is a  ‘Bobby Dazzler’. 

Cheryl Mellor, April 2022




Nihama Camp
Nihama Camp, Japan
L-R Back Row: Thomas Gibson, Albert Norton, ‘Cowboy’ Matthews, Ralph Hadfield
Front Row: George Chatfield, Norm Thompson, Claude Dow, Andrew ‘Mick’ Lambie.


Fairbridge Boys:  Matthews centre back, King possibly 2nd from left.


Above:    Fairbridge Farm School Boys in 2/4th MGB.        (21 enlisted 2/4th, 10 survived to return to Western Australia.  The 11 deaths include WX16236 Alfred Victor (or Albert John) KING who KIA aged 26 years only after 42 days in Korea on 8 November 1950.  He is buried Sukchon Cemetery Korea.)


ANZAC by Fergus Mellor (9 years) June 2022