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.
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.