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Sir David’s son honours ANZAC Day in 2020

By April 24, 2020April 27th, 2020No Comments

A beautiful reflection on what ANZAC day means, written by Board member Will Martin in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.

Read Will’s article in The Sydney Morning Herald.

As we celebrate 30 years since the Foundation began its important work, we thank Lady Martin and the family for their service and contribution to vulnerable young Australians.

“Having grown up in a Naval family, ANZAC Day carries a very personal meaning for Will. His father, the late Sir David Martin, was Governor of New South Wales in 1989 and passed away shortly before establishing Sir David Martin Foundation in 1990. He had developed mesothelioma, a disease caused by breathing in asbestos on a Naval ship, HMAS Sydney, in 1951-2, during the war in Korea. Looking back at the previous generation, Sir David Martin was only eight years old when his father, William Harold Martin, was killed in a battle at sea in 1942.”

Will Martin is a Board Member of the Foundation, and continues his father’s legacy of “safety, hope and opportunity for all young Australians.”