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Patriotic spirit of Greek-Australian boy Hector Vasyli endures 100 years after tragic death

After 100 years people are still gathering to remember the patriotic spirit of a young Greek-Australian boy who died while throwing gifts to soldiers returning from World War I.

Hector Vasyli was fatally injured on June 9, 1918 when a vehicle carrying returned servicemen over Brisbane’s Victoria Bridge swerved into him to avoid ramming another car in the…

  • Hailey Renault
  • ABC Radio Brisbane

He was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment but died before getting help.

The 11-year-old, a paper boy and dedicated altar boy, was among a crowd of people welcoming sick and injured soldiers en route to a…

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