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    “A bright young life”

    Epitaph
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    Epitaph of an ANZAC headstone for Sergeant Douglas Bernard Matthew Adams, Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula.

    Sergeant Douglas Bernard Matthew (1896-1915) served in the 10th Battalion, AIF and died of wounds on 7 July 1915, aged 18. He received the 1914-15 Star metal (2296); British War medal (9804); and the Victory medal (9762). His headstone at Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula reads ‘A Bright Young Life, Sacrificed On The Altar Of Duty. So Dearly Loved’.

    Image H06022, courtesy of AWM.