Generous offer to gather memories

Helen Martin-Duryea is off to Gallipoli for the Anzac centenary.
Helen Martin-Duryea is off to Gallipoli for the Anzac centenary. Adam Hourigan

SAFETY Beach woman Helen Martin-Duryea has made a generous offer to all Clarence Valley residents who lost family at Gallipoli.

Mrs Martin-Duryea will travel to Turkey later this year and will be at Gallipoli four days before the Anzac centenary service.

While there she is willing to try to locate the graves of relatives of Clarence Valley residents and take a photo of the plaques.

"I'll do my best but there are no promises," she said.

To contact Mrs Martin-Duryea send an email to


This list of Gallipoli servicemen was compiled with the help of Grafton RSL Sub-branch president Brian Bultitude, the Grafton Honour Roll and Tony Morley's Clarence Valley First World War Volunteers.


  • Alderson, Percy
  • Brown, Allan Daniel
  • Barnes, Arthur
  • Burdekin, James Vivian
  • Champion, Thomas George Roy
  • Chandler, William
  • Collins, Robert Francis
  • Costello, William
  • Crowther, Samuel
  • Cox, Roger Stuart
  • Dick, James
  • Eady, John
  • Ellem, David Harold
  • Eggins, Harold James
  • Eggins, Roy Hamilton
  • Forrest, William Clarence
  • Gardiner, William Thomas 
  • Grieve, James Turnbull
  • Hopkins, Frederick Lisbon
  • Hughes, Desmic Belford
  • Irving, Sydney Clark
  • Kenyon, Claude Septimus
  • Kirby, John Hopkins
  • Luckett, Joseph Edward
  • McAulay, James Clarence
  • McCallum, Duncan
  • McDonald, Archie
  • McKay, Alexander Cameron
  • McKinnon, Athol William
  • Maxwell, Harold Francis
  • Merryweather, Mervyn
  • Morrissey, Pierce
  • Moss, Frederick Vincent
  • O'Brien, William Harold
  • Olive, Walter George
  • Oswin, Albert Edward
  • Page, Thomas Alwyn
  • Perkins, Clarence
  • Perrett, Francis Evan
  • Rayner, William Thomas
  • Robbins, Frederick Daniel
  • Sidney, Ernest Cecil
  • Whipps, Frederick

Topics:  anzac centenary gallipoli war

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