April is a particularly poignant month for the families of New Zealand and Australian service members as Anzac Day, a solemn national day of remembrance, is marked each year on April 25.
For Grandpop April had a number of important happenings in his service history. On April 12, 1915 his unit embarked for the Dardanelles. On April 28, 1916 he entered the NZ Convalescent Depot in Codford, Essex, England. In April, 1917 he was admitted to the No. 7 General Hospital in St Omer (near the French town of Calais). And lastly, he disembarked from the troop ship SS Corinthic at the New Zealand port of Lyttelton on April 22 in 1919 at the end of his overseas service.
Anzac Day - Lest We Forget.