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When:15 -29 July 2016
Key Highlights:
  • Guided battlefield tour
  • Attendance at Pozieres Commemoration Ceremony
  • Presentation by WW2 French Resistance
  • Attendance at Ravivage de la Flamme

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Cpl. Harold Silvester Tutt

Cpl. Harold Silvester Tutt

Legacy, under the guidance of Mr Charles Wright, are planning to take up to 100 young people to the Western Front in France to raise awareness of what our forefathers achieved approximately 100 years ago.

One person that I can speak quite freely of is No. 561 Cpl. Harold Silvester Tutt. He enlisted on 21/1/16 at Bingara in NSW. At the time he was a 19 year old Stockman from Copeton via Inverell. After limited training he departed from Sydney on the Troopship E64 Marathon on 4/5/16 bound for Europe.
Although he suffered gunshot wounds on three occasions during his time on the Western Front he was one of the lucky survivors at Pozieres.

This person was my Grandfather, as I grew up I become very close to him. We used to spend all our holidays and enough spare time with him and our Grandmother on the farm at Copes Creek just out of Inverell NSW.
As kids we did things that kids would do ,which didn't please my Grandparents all of the time which meant a bit of the old fashioned discipline. I can't remember actually hitting any of us, just the sight of him getting the stock whip off his horse was enough to make us behave.

When I sit and reflect now I realise that I was in the presence of a wonderful man, never complained or even mentioned what they went through on the Western Front. He worked with his stock right up until his death in 1975.

Jeff Wiskens


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