BY LAURA TRIESTE
‘‘My grandfather fought in the war in New Guinea,’’ the Kellyville resident said. ‘‘He fought in the Middle East and then he went to Kokoda and was killed there. He was 25.’‘
Mr McDougall left for PNG with a group of ten friends and has spent eight days walking the track. His journey will finish with a dawn stand-to at Bomana tomorrow.
He is the first member of his family to visit the grave of his grandfather, Herbert Arthur Warne [pictured].
His grandmother, Esma Stuart, was very happy when she heard he would be making the trip. “She’s really proud and she’s given me a rose to put on the grave,” Mr McDougall said.
Source: Hills Shire Times, Sydney