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The Nameless Names #1: unending grief

Who is this woman and why did she save her pennies and quietly depart Australia in the 1920s to mourn at this soldier’s grave located in Belguim.

Although the woman’s eyes are hidden beneath the shadow of her hat, her tight mouth and the white handkerchief she clutches betrays her emotion. Her story is one of forlorn love and unacknowledged grief.

Her name is Kath Chapman and she stands over the grave of Lieutenant Theo Pflaum.

Discover her moving story in Scott Bennett’s ‘The Nameless Names: Recovering the Missing Anzacs.’ Available in bookshops on 29 October 2018.

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