Sunday, April 23, 2006
In memory of Laisiasa Masidugu
This Page Is Dedicated To
Rabaul War Cemetery
Roll of Honour
The Roll is in alphabetical order
MASI, Pata (Private), PN3526. A.C.M.F. 3 New Guinea Bn. 1. B. Australian Infantry. 28th June 1946. W.
MASIDUGU, Private, LAISIASA, 1336. 1st Bn. Fiji Infantry 13. A. Regt. Fiji Military Forces. 29th March 1944. Age 22. V.
Tomorrow is Anzac Day here when we remember the soldiers who gave their lives during the World Wars.
I always had a low key celebration to honour my big brother the late L Masidugu who died in the battlefield in the Solomon 62 years ago. I still vividly remember the day when they brought the news of his death to my father when I was a little boy. My father said it was honourable to die in the battlefield like a warrior.
Then I was dreaming to become a soldier and die like him in the battlefield but when I grew up I missed all the opportunity to become a soldier because I went to Davuilevu Bible School and the Theological Institution and became a Methodist Church Minister.
My family in Labasa gave me the L Masidugu honour scroll to keep for my grandchildren.