Noel Mckenna

Limbless soldiers Association Building

Oil on Canvas

70 x 91cm

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I have had no family member fight in the Gallipoli Campaign but have been a regular attendee to Anzac Day Marches from when I was a young boy in the Scouts in Brisbane and my troop used to do the Flag ceremony at our local shrine. On a recent trip back to Brisbane I randomly came across the building “Limbless Soldiers Association Building” in Merthyr. The word limbless made me think about what it could have meant to have been a Soldier in the Gallipoli Campaign.