George Irwin

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: This story draws on George Irwin’s service dossier NAA: B2455, IRWIN GEORGE ROY; and his Red Cross Wounded and Missing file AWM 1DRL/0428. The Irwins’ pilgrimage in 1926 was reported in the press and this story has drawn on those contemporary articles. For further reading on the Irwin story and early Australian pilgrimages to battlefields overseas see Bruce Scates, Return to Gallipoli: Walking the Battlefields of the Great War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Bart Ziino, A Distant Grief: Australians, War Graves and the Great War (Perth: University of Western Australia Press, 2007). The authors thank Mike and Roz Goodwin, the students of Mackay North State High School and David Champion for sharing their story and their research into the Irwin family.