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Re: friends from Australia

Hi Bill!
It was good to see your response and discover there is somebody out there.
Nevertheless the phrase 'flogging a dead horse' springs to mind, despite your attempts earlier this year to re-awaken some life in the old beast.



Re: friends from Australia (and elasewhere)

It's right, about the'dead horse' Mate. Another phrase that springs to mind is 'All Quiet on the Western (Eastern?) Front'...

Maybe we should emulate the Arabs by 'Folding our tents and silently steal away..' (Longfellow, I believe, or maybe Kipling..?)

Re: friends from Australia

Hi John
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but to-day I received a message from Gwynn's Daughter Julia, she says that Gwynn passed away on March 13th after being ill for a while. I had called him a few times with no reply so when he posted to the Forum on 3rd Feb saying he had back problems which limited his computer time I felt a sense of relief. Following to-days message that's been replaced by a deep sadness at the loss of another special Friend.
Arthur Ledger, Jack Wheeler, Alan Webb, Gwynn Felton. I never met any of these men, but both they and myself share with all who served in the Canal Zone a very special relationship which is worth cherishing.