Opinion

Recognise lieutenant’s brave action with statue

EDITORIAL: The Chronicle today is proud to get behind a push to have a statue of Duncan Chapman erected in Maryborough.

Remembering our heroes is an integral part of community life and, in the case of war, can point starkly to past tragedy as a reminder for the future.

It is widely recognised that Lieutenant Chapman was the first Anzac ashore at Gallipoli and he expressed the same in a letter.

To be the first into that horrendous hail of gunfire, leading others through the bloody struggle that lay ahead is an action difficult to fathom.

One can only wonder what it is inside a human being that drives them to such acts of courage.

This is not to glorify war but to recognise that when people with evil intentions attack, someone must defend.

The Anzac centenary next year will be a compelling time of remembrance for our nation as we reflect on the freedom we have enjoyed so far and the high cost at which it was delivered.

As international turmoil heightens, with wars, rumours of wars and the cruel beheading of innocents taking place in our own lifetime, we may need to reflect even deeper.

Lt Chapman is a major figure in our history and he must be duly honoured.

A photo of Duncan Chapman who was a Lieutenant at the time the photo was taken and published in the Sunday mail on June 9, 1915.
A photo of Duncan Chapman who was a Lieutenant at the time the photo was taken and published in the Sunday mail on June 9, 1915. Robyne Cuerel

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