Tom has spent years fighting the Germans in WW1, and now that the allies have won, he can finally go back to the life he knows and loves in Australia. The horrors of war have taken their toll on both the man and on his wife. So, they decide to leave everything behind and live in a lighthouse, away from all the memories and the people. The couple lives in happiness for a pretty long time, and when a baby girl appears in a lifeboat near their new home, they take her in and raise the adorable little thing as their own child. But when they find out that the kid's parents might still be alive, Tom and his spouse head back to the mainland.