Author's tale of man's duty to war nobly done
FEELINGS of nostalgic emotion rushed through author Adam Holloway as he stood in front of 84 Wyndham St, where his latest book Duty Nobly Done begins.
It is also where Frank Holloway (Adam's great- grandfather's cousin) journey begins, the first man to enlist in Roma who was also at the Landing on April 25, 1915.
Mr Holloway was in Roma over the weekend for the Duty Nobly Done book launch where he talked about his book and family connections with Roma in The Great War period.
He visited the RSL Roma Sub Branch on Friday night and the Roma History Lodge on Saturday morning giving the crowd an insight into a story about mateship, bravery and sacrifice, but above all, the extraordinary commitment from one small Queensland family in sending so many young men in defence of freedom.
Mr Holloway said it was a rewarding trip and was so glad to have been invited out.
"To be back walking the streets where these young men grew up before the war was an amazing experience,” he said.
"To stand outside of 84 Wyndham St knowing that Frank set off from the exact same point as he marched to the railway with people lining the streets cheering him on is simply incredible. I am so thankful for the warm reception.
"I really hope you all enjoy reading Duty Nobly Done, and keep up the great work ensuring that the memories of our dear lads are never forgotten.”