Life of a hero in Gallipoli.

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I am Sean West. I have just enlisted for the Australian Imperial Force, just a day ago when they were recruiting men to serve in the army for Australia. I am a 22 year old actor, well not quite a real one yet but being an actor has been my childhood dream. I know I can make it big one day, my mother is so proud of me, she's so sure that I'll be on stage one day. But when they were recruiting members for the AIF, it was an opportunity I just had to grab! Something inside me told me to go with it. I just had to do it. I hope that some day my grand kids would see what their past generation has done for this country. By joining the AIF, not only am I serving for my county, and putting Australia on the map with the rest on the world, I will be able to see the world.

It's a once in a life time opportunity to travel. For all my life, I have never seen beyond the borders of New South Wales. But soon, I'll be in England for our training. What an adventure the road ahead will be!

One more day left, than I'll be on my way to England. I sure do hope that mother will be alright without me, living only with my little 10 years old sister. I've always been man of the house. I can hardly wait. I'm feeling anxious yet excited, I'm still worried about leaving my family though I keep telling mother and Chanel, "Don't worry, it will be all over by Christmas". But I am confident that the British know what's best for Australia.

I am on the boat, on my way to England now. It...