Lidia Thorpe, a divisive Victorian Greens Senator, wrote on ANZAC day[1]:

“My great grandfather Harry Thorpe, was awarded a military medal for leading his men in WW1, he was killed fighting for a country that didn’t recognise him”.

But his country did recognise him – he was promoted to Corporal and awarded the Military medal.

She continues:

Lest We Forget 🖤
To all those who sacrificed their lives for our country.
We must recognise ALL who have fallen to protect this country.
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Military medal

What is dementia?

Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain[3]. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks.
Some common symptoms may include:

  • Progressive and frequent memory loss
  • Confusion

References

  1. https://www.facebook.com/lidiathorpe/posts/4271123406231828
  2. https://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/wwone_soldiers/medals
  3. https://www.dementia.org.au/about-dementia/what-is-dementia

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