Members of the Frank MacDonald Memorial Study Tour 2018 who will visit the Western Front in Europe and attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, in France, have been announced.


The students selected for the Frank MacDonald Study Tour won the essay-based competition for grade nine students that helps promote and preserve the meaning of the Anzac spirit in the Tasmanian community. Each tour party member will research a soldier or nurse and presents their research during the tour.

The students will research the following soldiers:

StudentSchoolSoldier being researched
Joshua BrennanRose Bay High School Private Harold Stephenson
Grenadier Guards
Macy CharlesTaroona High School

Hubert Francis Charles
12th Battalion

Jordan MossSt Patricks College Sergeant David Henry Allan
52 Infantry Battalion
Nicole PatrickLaunceston Grammar Church School Lieutenant Alexander Arthur Evans DSO MC
2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushman
4th Division Artillery AIF
Francis MunroTaroona High School Private Harcourt Adams
15th Battalion, 7 Reinforcement
Molly WoolcockLaunceston Grammar Church School Private Athelstan William Shoobridge
12th/26th Battalion


  • John Bennett, of Kingston High School, will research Private William Isaac Arnold, 12th Battalion
  • Melanie Murphy, of Burnie High School, will research Corporal George Mills, 8th Battalion

Tour party members

  • RSL representative James (Jim) Austin will research Private Victor Valentine, 40th Battalion
  • Parliamentary representative Ivan Dean MLC will research Private Matthew Sylias Venn
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet representative, Samantha Davis, tour leader.
Follow on Facebook

The Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize Facebook Page also has a profile of each of the group members. The community can follow the students travels via the FMMP Facebook Page.