She wanted to see him and tell him of her visit to Gallipoli. He had told stories about their ancestors fighting there.
He’d said Colin (their relative) and two others died when struck by shrapnel going through the sap (trenches) to Russell’s Top.
It was here they were to finalise the withdrawal plans. Nine days after their deaths, the Battalion withdrew.
Colin died on 10 December 1915, aged 48.
To her it seemed pointless, their deaths, especially since their Battalion pulled out shortly after. There was no grave to visit but a lot of cemeteries. She reflected for a few moments and then muttered, ‘Damn it, I’m going to visit dad.’
With that she threw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, ran a comb through her hair, grabbed a bag and threw her swimmers in and set out.
Running High - Chapter 10
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