INNALOO teenager Joshua Nary is one of six WA Legacy young people travelling to Pozieres in France next year to attend the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the World War I Battle of Pozieres.
The 17-year-old history enthusiast, who joined the Legacy family after losing his father in 2005, said he was excited and grateful to be selected for the tour.
“I have a family member who fought in France. I’m not sure if it will be an emotional trip for me – I guess I’ll find out,” Joshua said.
“I’m most looking forward to learning how the Australians fought in Pozieres and how their involvement had an impact on the war and on the local people.”
Joshua’s father, a member of The Special Air Service Regiment, died during a training accident in Kuwait.
About 100 young Australian Legacy beneficiaries will visit the Western Front battlefields in July, each having lost a parent through service to the country.
The trip includes a guided battlefield tour, a visit of Les Invalides Napoleon’s Tomb Army Museum, a Seine River Cruise and sightseeing of the Eiffel Tower.
To raise funds for the trip, Perth Legacy and Scarborough Sportsmen’s Club are hosting a fundraising concert on October 31.