In Wellington, Hāmi Grace was respected for his cricketing and rugby prowess. In Gallipoli, his sniper skills became legendary. This four minute short documentary uses Grace's diary entries to recount his experiences at Gallipoli with the Wellington Battalion. The former Wellington College pupil turned lieutenant wrote about the squalid conditions, graves "everywhere", and fighting the Turks. Grace was killed at Chunuk Bair in August 1915. Every year Wellington College holds a remembrance ceremony for Grace and the 29 other former pupils who died in Gallipoli.
At the top of Walker's Ridge, if you turn and look seawards, the beautiful Aegean sea stretches for miles all signifying peace and rest. Turn about and all the horrors of war greet you. Well, I'm glad it's not my country."– Lieutenant Hāmi Grace on Gallipoli
Made with funding from NZ On Air