Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 532 Issue Date: 15 Jul, 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

 


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Invocation & Toast
Raffle & Rotary Cor
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Fines Master
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17 Jul, 19
Douglas Bruce
Robert Houwen
 
 
 
 
 
 
24 Jul, 19
Tony Emmott
Graeme Bylund
Grant Woodhams
Jim Dillon
Laurie Dines
Viki Fennell
Jason McCarthy
Bruce Ralph
31 Jul, 19
Dan Crisp
Scott Bennett
Ian Taylor
Terry Stewart
Tom Maina
Kevin Watson
Clark Scarff
Lew Hills
07 Aug, 19
Phil Martin
Bruce Ralph
Jason McCarthy
Peter Sukiennik
Bill Frazer
Peter Svensson
Lew Hills
Steve Muir
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Sat, 27 Jul, 19
8:00am
27 Jul, 19
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