Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Anzac (April)

The Reverend Sydney Buckley is a familiar name on plaques in Ivanhoe. He was vicar of St. James and founder of its parish school (1915), later Ivanhoe Grammar. Mention of this name prompted a story from my mother, whose father (Charles Hulme, born April 1897) lived in that parish. When he met Buckley, now an army chaplain, in France Charlie said to Sydney that when they got back home he was going to marry Evelyn McKeown and that Sydney was to officiate. Evelyn, a woman of strong Irish mind, declared later, well at least he could have asked me first.

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