Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 516 Issue Date: 25 Mar, 2019

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11th Battalion LHU with F Troop members

Lest We Forget

At 11AM on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the guns fell silent on the Western Front, and the "War to End all Wars" came to an end.

From our vantage point 100 years later, it is hard to imagine the impact the Great War had on Australia, a nation of only 5 million, which suffered nearly 62,000 dead (higher than the United States) and tens of thousands suffering physical and mental wounds that had ramifications for generations to come, in broken families and lost potential. Put into the perspective of today's population, it would be the equivalent of losing 250,000 young men.... Our New Zealand brothers suffered as well with over 16,000 dead from a population of 1.5 million.

Lest We Forget

To commemorate this tragedy, the R&SL together with members of the F Troop 2 Squadron Pilbara Regiment and the 11th Battalion Living History Unit held a poingnant service at the new Great War Memorial on Olive St on Armistice Day. Here are some images from the event.

Author: Ian Taylor

Published: 17 November, 2018

 


Meeting Rosters
Date
Setup & Door
Setup & Door
Guest Speaker Host
Invocation & Toast
Raffle & Rotary Cor
Guest Speaker Thanks
Fines Master
Student
27 Mar, 19
Lew Hills
Geoff Watson
Graeme Bylund
Peter Svensson
Viki Fennell
Phil Martin
Robert Houwen
Scott Bennett
03 Apr, 19
Bruce Ralph
Glenn O'Brien
Jim Dillon
Ray Haynes
Michelle Mitchell
Steve Muir
Ian Taylor
Paul Pirrottina
10 Apr, 19
Bruce Ralph
Laurie Dines
Luke Bayley
Hugh Lavery
Tony Emmott
John Gooch
Grant Woodhams
Clark Scarff
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