5March,2007 Labels: World War 1
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Four Brothers and their Father
went to war
They went to war to fight for their country.
Tom returned from Gallipoli (wounded).
Jack (John) was killed in action at the
Battle of Messines.(aged 17 years)
One month later his Father, Jim (James)
was killed in action,
at the Battle of Messines.(aged 46 years)
Job (my Grandfather) was brought home at the
request of his Mother on compassionate grounds.
Job didn't finish the journey to his hometown.
He alighted from the train at the station
before his hometown
as he didn't want to be thought
of as a coward by the townspeople
who had all turned out to welcome him home.
Lambert returned from the war after 5 years
at the end of the war
and died from
gas exposure in his early forties.
I get a lump in my throat when I
think about this story.
mixed media on canvas 1.7m x 1.5m
I hope to have this finished by the
end of the week.
Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news