ANZAC DAY. April 25. What is ANZAC?. ANZAC = A ustralia and N ew Z ealand A rmy C orps. What is ANZAC DAY?. On 25 April 1915 Australia and New Zealand were at war. Along with the Allies the ANZACs were fighting against the Central Powers.
ANZAC = Australia and New Zealand Army Corps
Of the many examples of sheer courage, the most remembered must be that of
"Simpson and his Donkey".
Jack (John) Simpson Kirkpatrick, was born in 1892 and learned all about donkeys on the sands of South Shields (England) as a boy. In Perth on 23rd August 1914, Jack was accepted and chosen as a field ambulance stretcher bearer. He joined the 3rd Field Ambulance at Blackboy Hill camp, 35 km east of Perth on the same day. During his twenty-four days of donkey trips, Simpson single handedly rescued around three hundred wounded soldiers by bringing them down Monash Valley on the backs of donkeys. On the morning of 19 May, 42 000 Turkish soldiers launched an all-out attack against the 17 356 strong Anzac line, in attempt to drive the invaders back into the sea. The Turks were caught out in the open and lost 3 000 men with 10 000 wounded in repeated attacks over open ground. The Anzacs lost only 168 men. Jack had just collected a casualty and was coming back down Monash Valley when he was hit and killed by a machine gun bullet in the back. He was buried amongst great gloom by the soldiers who had much admired his bravery, and his grave was marked with a simple wooden cross. He become one of Australia’s most famous, and best-loved military heroes.
Combine the flour (sifted), oats, coconut and sugar in a bowl.
Melt the butter and Golden Syrup (or honey) in a saucepan over a low heat..
Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the water and add to the butter and Golden Syrup.
Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Spoon dollops of mixture, about the size of a walnut shell, onto a greased tin leaving as much space again between dollops to allow for spreading.
Bake in a moderate oven, 180C / 350F, for 15-20 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack and seal in airtight containers.
Australian Soldiers playing two-up, Ypres, 1917
They do not grow old,
as we that are left grow old,
age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
and in the morning,
we will remember them.
Lest we forget.