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War items propel legacy

Below: Article from Hornsby Advocate

An impressive display of memorabilia has seen hundreds of local school children view the ANZAC soldier's equipment used during World War 1.
The display at Turramurra Bowling Club was created by memorabilia collector and club member, Warwick Sharpe of Turramurra.
Mr Sharpe said most of the World war 1 items had been given to him by ex-servicemen and women since the 1960s

"My father served in the second AIF and over many years through his association with the returned service clubs I got to know a lot of returned servicemen and women and a lot of them were from the First World War," he said.
"I made it my purpose in life to collect their belongings after what they had done, why they had done it and how they recovered from their experiences.

About 270 students from Turramurra North Public School viewed the collection this year, which has been at the Turramurra club almost every year for 20 years.
Mr Sharpe has also arranged displays at Lady Davidson Hospital which specialised in serving returned servicemen and has loaned items to the State Library.
Normanhurst West Public School also regularly displays war relics on loan from Warwick Sharpe.