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Leanne Holt

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Leanne Holt

A photo of Leanne HoltLeanne Holt talks about her grandfather, Herbert Arthur Lilley’s service in World War 2, and the World War 1 service of her Great Uncles Albert Lilley Knight and Sidney Lilley Knight, all from the Karuah Mission.

Leanne has accessed World War 1 documents and has learnt that Albert is buried in Daours in France and Sidney was discharged as medically unfit.

She speaks about Sidney losing his medals in a house fire and the efforts involved in getting copies made by the authorities.

Leanne does not know where her grandfather Herbert served in World War 2, but he had scarring on his legs and the war seemed to cause distance between himself and his family. She expresses her sadness that Herbert lost touch with his family at Karauh.

Listen to Leanne’s interview in Newcastle.

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