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Anzac story continues on

Saturday, 18th April, 2015

Mason Crabb, 11, with his grandfather Pat Ryan. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel Mason Crabb, 11, with his grandfather Pat Ryan. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel

The Anzac story appears safe in the psyche of at least another generation of Australians if young Mason Crabb and his classmates are any indication. 

This month marks 100 years since the first landings at the Gallipoli peninsular during WW1, and Mason and his Year 6 classmates have been learning about the role the Anzacs played in the famous battle.

The Morgan Street Public students were also given the task of writing a poem and 11-year-old Mason put his considerable skill with words to work and penned a poem title ‘Gallipoli’.

He received a certificate for his efforts and now his grandfather, Pat Ryan, is taking the poem with him to Turkey, where he is attending the Anzac Day service at Gallipoli next week.

Mr Ryan’s father and Mason’s great grandfather, Joseph Ryan, was among the first Anzacs to land on the beaches in 1915.

Mason liked the thought of his poem travelling all the way to Gallipoli, where it will be included with a wreath Mr Ryan will lay at the service. 

“It’s cool,” he said.

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