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From: "Tamara Weller" <>
Subject: re anzac day
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 20:29:00 +1000
I agree Wendy. I have always had this caricature of my Great Grandfather
drawn in France in 1917 by a friend who signed ‘VASCO’. I never knew any
more about it, until I started researching my family history about 8 months
ago! Yesterday I finally discovered who the artist was!! :-) His name was
Louis Vasco, son of Arthur and Marie Louriero and husband of Gwendlyn. He
sadly died of sickness about 8 months after he drew the picture. It is
really wonderful to know more about who he was. My Great Grandfather had
treasured the picture throughout the remainder of the War and brought it
home. You can tell he had kept it folded up in a pocket or something.
Louis studied in Melbourne apparently – his school was recorded as being St
Xaviere Melbourne. Does anyone know anything about this school at all? My
next mission is to try and find a photo of him if possible, though I don’t
expect I’ll have any luck there. Still any more info I can gather would be
It’s really great to know more about him, in finding out more about my Great
Grandfather’s friend, I feel as though I’m finding out more about him in
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