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ANZAC Day: The Story of Lance Corporal Mick Stafford

Last edited 22nd April 2015

ANZAC Day: The Story of Lance Corporal Mick Stafford

When Redemptorist Brother Dan Stafford OAM attends this week's ANZAC Eve Centenary Vigil Mass of Remembrance at St Mary's Cathedral he will be wearing the Military Medal awarded to his father, Michael "Mick" Stafford for "bravery in the field" during World War I: "Dad was just 18 when he joined the first Australian Imperial Force in October 1914 shortly after war was declared and he saw action in Gallipoli, Belgium and France," says Brother Dan.

ANZAC Day is celebrated on 25 April every year in Australia and New Zealand, and commemorates all those who served in war, in particular the Australians and New Zealanders who participated in the Gallipoli campaign 100 years ago, on 25 April 1915.

Visit this article for the remarkable story of Lance Corporal Mick Stafford, just one of the many who served.

We will remember them. Lest we forget.

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