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The housing battle still rages for modern-day ANZACs

After Private John Porter was wounded in Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 he was gifted a house, while many others were provided with parcels of land, but the situation today is very different.

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ANZAC Cottage is testament to the level of respect once afforded to our wartime soldiers (photos by Craig Francis, and courtesy of Friends of ANZAC Cottage).

After Private John Porter was wounded on the first day of the Gallipoli landing on 25 April 1915, one of his next battles was finding a place to live for him and his young family.

Unbeknownst to Pte Porter when making his slow progress back to Australia, his hometown of Mount Hawthorn

, six kilometres from the Perth CBD, was about to embark on a stirring display of community spirit that would change his life forever.

An outpouring of donations o…