While battle hardened and highly decorated soldiers such as Staff-Sgt. Frank Cahir from Yendon in central Victoria had seen death in the trenches of Gallipoli - and then the killing fields of France, his daily work as an Australian war graves worker would have been markedly different. It seems likely that Frank would have echoed Henry Whiting, a fellow war graves worker who foretold, “We will be a hard-hearted crowd when we get back, after the sights we see and the many thousands we will have raised by that time”.