Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 501 Issue Date: 10 Dec, 2018

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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
12 Dec, 18
Hugh Lavery
Glenn O'Brien
Paul Pirrottina
Grant Woodhams
Douglas Bruce
Michelle Mitchell
Geoff Wood
Jim Dillon
19 Dec, 18
Luke Bayley
Ray Haynes
Steve Muir
Kevin Watson
Graeme Bylund
Laurie Dines
Clark Scarff
Ian Taylor
09 Jan, 19
Scott Bennett
Peter Sukiennik
John Gooch
Bruce Ralph
Terry Stewart
Viki Fennell
Raj Mavath
Kim Stokes
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