Between May and August 2009, the bodies of 250 Australian and British soldiers were removed from the clay of Pheasant Wood, near the town of Fromelles and DNA samples were taken from teeth and bones. The soldiers had been buried in distinct pits in two rows, one above the other, at a depth of just over one metre and under two metres. I happened to be exploring the area when my curiosity led me to follow a number of vehicles down a slippery hill towards a small gathering of people and television cameras. It was the day that the excavating team were exhibiting proof a Rising Sun collar badge that had been unearthed, positive proof of an Australian presence. Imagine my surprise when I spotted Tim Whitford from up the road. His investigations to uncover his great Uncle: Private Henry Victor Willis, 31st Australian Infantry Battalion, of Yarram, South Gippsland, Victoria had brought him there that day. It’s a small world.