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ANZAC Spirit coin set includes moving family letter about brothers killed at Gallipoli

April 7, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Gresley and Wilfred Harper were among the hundreds of men of the Australian Light Horse who lost their lives during the doomed charge at the Battle of Nek on 7 August 1915.

In October that­­­­­­ year, elder brother Walter (one of the founders of Wesfarmers and its longest serving chairman) wrote a heart-felt letter from his home at Woodbridge near Perth to his sister Clara, assuring her both boys had been killed outright and that they had been buried the following day near the trenches.

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