Sergeant Joseph Gasparich

Auckland Infantry Battalion

Confusion reigned during the second battle of Krithia. Almost all Gasparich was told was that he had to lead 30 men across the Daisy Patch, and help capture the hill called ‘Achi Baba’. Despite the lack of detailed orders, Gasparich did his best to inspire confidence in the men.

Image: Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19150527-39-17 Quotes: Joe Gasparich in Maurice Shadbolt, Voices of Gallipoli, David Lang Publishing.

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