World War II veteran Harry Vincent with his Tannum Sands granddaughter Jodi Pallett at one of the many Anzac Day marches the pair walked together.
World War II veteran Harry Vincent with his Tannum Sands granddaughter Jodi Pallett at one of the many Anzac Day marches the pair walked together. Contributed

Anzac trip a great opportunity, grandfather says

HARRY Vincent's granddaughter Jodi Pallett will travel to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day centenary commemoration in April.

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He writes about his experiences in World War Two:

I WAS in World War Two for four or five years, starting in 1940. I enlisted in the army on my 20th birthday.

I remember my 21st birthday in Palestine, strolling down the foreshore and the Germans sent down some soldiers to stir us up - it was all in good fun. 

Then we went to Lebannon and back up to Syria where we had to kick the French out. That took about five weeks.

I was in the 2/31st Battalion as an infantry man.

Anzac Day means a lot to me. It's good to remember all my mates that were killed.

We tried to bury them where they were killed but it didn't always work that way.

I would have liked to have done Gallipoli but it was almost impossible to get to there when we were in the war.

I am not sure what I'm doing for Anzac Day this year.

I try to march every year but I am getting a bit wobbly now.

I think it's a marvellous opportunity for Jodi to go to Gallipoli.
 



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