Zoe George always knew that her family had a proud history of military service. What she didn’t know was that her great-grandfather John Leeson fought in the battle of Amiens.
The battle was the beginning of what became known as the Hundred Days Offensive, a string of Allied successes on the Western Front that ultimately led to the collapse of the German army, and the end of the war.
“I knew a little bit about them before visiting the Memorial, but not a whole lot,” Zoe said.
“Their medals are up on the wall at home, and although I’ve always had an immense respect for the Anzacs and the Australian military because my family has a history of fighting in nearly every major conflict we’ve had so far, I don’t think I really appreciated it as much as I do now.”