Harry Willis was a fresh-faced teenager from country Victoria who went off to fight during the First World War.
His four older brothers – Bert, George, David, and Sydney – enlisted after the war broke out, and Harry was given a white feather (a symbol of cowardice) despite being underage.
Determined to join up, he forged his mother’s signature and enlisted in July 1915, just six months after his older brother, Sydney.
Sydney had been wounded on Gallipoli and was evacuated to Egypt, but the pair was reunited on the Western Front in northern France the following year. They embraced as they said their final farewells, knowing they might not see each other again.