Remembering a Postman Soldier

Remembrance Day takes on special meaning this year for New Zealander Christine Bradley, who went searching for her postman grandfather’s missing war medals only to find he was one of the first Australian WW1 soldiers to successfully send a farewell bottle-message home by sea. 58 year-old Christine is tickled pink at finding her Tasmanian-born grandfather … More Remembering a Postman Soldier

Messages from the Sea – WW1 bottle-post notes

Hastily-written notes by Australian soldiers, departing for the first World War began washing up on Australia’s coast soon after the first troopships departed. The soldier’s messages to family and friends were cast overboard in sealed bottles, tossed to the ocean in the hope the communications would make it to shore. “The practice of placing messages … More Messages from the Sea – WW1 bottle-post notes