Trip lands riley in place of pride

Year 10 student Riley Faulds has flown to Turkey and will stand at the same beach his great-grandfather landed on 100 years ago.  Picture: Elle Borgward          d429136
Year 10 student Riley Faulds has flown to Turkey and will stand at the same beach his great-grandfather landed on 100 years ago. Picture: Elle Borgward        d429136

Riley was one of 32 WA high school students flying to Turkey to take part in the 100th anniversary commemorations of the landing at Gallipoli as part of the Premier�s Anzac Student Tour.

On top of the Anzac Day dawn service, the students will explore the Gallipoli Peninsula and learn more about the men who fought there.

Riley said his great grandfather Frank Keith Marshall was a member of the 11th Battalion and was on one of the first boats to land on Gallipoli, making the trip extra special.

�Anzac Day has always been extremely important to me,� he said. �I’ve been brought up with a deep respect for the Anzac soldiers and I always go to the dawn service in Fremantle and the Anzac Day march in Perth to commemorate my great-grandfather and all others who�ve served in the defence forces.

�Being able to stand in the place where my great-grandfather landed, to experience the place where he was wounded and have some understanding of what he would have felt, will be something that I’ll carry with me my whole life.�