Headstones of WWII heroes bought by Australian War Memorial at auction

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Headstones of WWII heroes bought by Australian War Memorial at auction

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Post by Sniper1946 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:16 am

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PHOTO: The old headstones of Benjamin Hardy and Ralph Jones are now at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (ABC News: Jake Evans)

An Australian War Memorial (AWM) staffer has been sent undercover to buy the gravestones of two decorated Australian soldiers, who died during the Cowra break-out in 1944, at auction.

Privates Benjamin Hardy and Ralph Jones were killed fighting Japanese prisoners of war in the Cowra break-out during World War II, and posthumously awarded the George Cross for "outstanding gallantry".
Full story: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/w ... on/8452574
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