My name is Peter Morrissey and this website was set up as a result of my trip to Europe in May 2009. I am a Science teacher at Coonabarabran High School in country NSW Australia, but have a keen interest in technology and history.
In 2008 I was awarded a NSW Premier’s Westfield History Scholarship to conduct a study of the battlefields of Gallipoli 1915 and the Western Front 1916-1918. This study aimed to produce a set of online panoramic and immersive photographs of places and battlefields of particular significance to Australians.
I am interested in the experiences and stories of individual soldiers and believe that they are the ones that should be remembered (rather than the Generals and Politicians). My website 'Not Just a Name On a Wall' aims to provide students with the resources to find the stories of their local soldiers. I was also keen to visit the grave of my great-uncle Bernard Coyte at Jeancourt France.