Woronora Military Memorial

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The below article appeared in the Vetaffiars - Spring 2015.

Woronora Military Memorial.  On the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the Battle of Lone Pine, a moving ceremony was held at the Woronora Memorial, NSW, to honour those who died in war, and in particular to remember their bereaved families. Representatives of Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and Greece were present as well as family members and representatives of the ex-service community and the ADF. The Memorial was organised by the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust.

 

The role of Legacy and the War Widows’ Guild of Australia in supporting the families left behind was acknowledged. The Memorial recognises the value of families supporting those who fought so bravely, featuring an emotive bronze statue of a little boy handing a note to his WWI father, ‘Miss you Dad’, and a little girl holding
up a poppy. Three Victoria Cross recipients at rest or memorialised at Woronora Memorial Park were also honoured with memorials.

The family of Sgt Brett Till, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009, present gifts to His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC and Mrs Hurley, with Mr Graham Boyd, CEO of the Southern Metropolitan
Cemeteries Trust.

 

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