Going across the World for Her Father's History; Anzac Day Will Forever Hold a Special Meaning

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Going across the World for Her Father's History; Anzac Day Will Forever Hold a Special Meaning


Kirsty Mugridge

kirsty.mugridge@dailymercury.com.au

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PATRICIA Nitz tears up at the thought of standing at Anzac Cove.

But she won't have to imagine the special experience for much longer. Next week she will be on her way to that very spot.

Mrs Nitz and her 20-year-old granddaughter Sarah Nitz were two of the lucky people, winning the chance to be at Gallipoli for the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing.

Mrs Nitz's father, Patrick Joseph Clohessy, fought on the shores she will stand on in less than two weeks.

"It is something that I never thought that I would be able to go to and now it is almost here," she said.

"It is the most wonderful feeling to think I will be on the same sand he was 100 years ago."

Mrs Nitz, 80, refused to let her age keep her from making the special trip and said the biggest concern her family had was for her "fussy" eating habits. …

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