Annie Munro’s letter to the Prime Minister asking for government assistance to visit her sons’ graves, 19 November 1928
Annie Munro lost three sons in war. Norman, 19, died at Gallipoli three days before the Australians were evacuated. Despite exhaustive investigations, his grave was never found. Roy, 23, was killed in France, and Eric, 26, was bombed by an enemy aircraft in London. Both were buried near where they died.
In 1928 Annie wrote to Prime Minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce inquiring about financial assistance to meet the heavy cost of visiting her sons’ graves in Europe. The Prime Minister’s Department denied her request, as setting such a precedent would create great demand.