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ANZAC DAY Lest We Forget
We will remember them ANZAC DAY 2017
6am Dawn Ser vice - at the Cowes Centoaph
6.30am Gunfire Breakfast - Gold coin donation
10am Pre March mor ning tea - Cowes Cultural Centre
10.30am March Muster - Cowes Cultural Centre
11am Commemorative Ser vice - Cowes Cenotaph
12.30pm Entertainment - Phillip Island RSL
Veterans requiring transport, Contact Welfare Ser vices 5952 1004 BH
WOULDN’T it be a fitting gesture, as part of the
final year of commemorations for the end of WWI,
if a ceremony could be held at Berrys Creek, on
or around June 21 rededicating the Avenue of
Honour in the small South Gippsland hamlet?
That’s the aim of a fundraising and research
effort being put in by Sandra Rickards who
took her plans to the South Gippsland Shire
Already a lot of work has been done by the
Mirboo and District Historical Society, of which
Mrs Rickards is a member, and plans are afoot
to replace some of the trees that have been re-
moved over the years for one reason or another.
One of the things that there is funding re-
quired for is signs and plaques to identify the
location of the Avenue of Honour and to ac-
knowledge the names of the people commemo-
rated there; $2000 was a figure mentioned at a
recent council meeting.
June 21, 2018, is the auspicious date be-
cause that’s 100 years after when the first trees
were planted, presumably before the war actu-
ally ended on November 11, 1918.
A Dawn Service is being held at 6am at the
Wonthaggi Cenotaph followed by a gunfire
breakfast at the RSL Hall, Graham Street.
Marchers are to gather at 9.45am at the RSL
Hall and proceed to Soldier’s Reserve and the
Cenotaph for a 10am service, followed by light
refreshments at the RSL Hall.
A Dawn Service at the Jetty Triangle will be
held from 6am, followed by a gunfire breakfast
as the sun rises over Western Port.
A morning tea at the Cowes Cultural Centre
will be held for marchers and their families at
10am, before the march steps off from the Cul-
tural Centre 10.50am along Thompson Avenue
to the Cowes Cenotaph.
A Commemorative Service will be held at
11am and the post ceremony entertainment at
Phillip Island RSL from 12.30pm, featuring fe-
male acapella group, The Valeries.
A Dawn Service will commence at 6am at the
Inverloch RSL grounds, with a veteran Navy
bugler, readings, candlelight dedication and
chaplain blessing, followed by a gunfire break-
fast served by members of the Inverloch and
District Lions Club.
A Commemoration Service will be held at
10am at the Inverloch Community Hub in
A’Beckett Street with U3A Choir, a local guest
speaker, primary school choir, Salvation Army
hymns and blessings, local scouts and cubs.
After the service, veteran and ex-service mem-
bers will form up and march down A’Beckett
Street with a local band playing, then back to
the cenotaph for wreath laying, where a Navy
veteran will play the bugle, along with flag rais-
ing and National and New Zealand Anthems.
The cenotaph will be covered in handmade
poppies made by the many residents and clubs
of the local community.
Members of HMAS Cerberus will form a Cata-
falque Party at the cenotaph.
The public is invited back to the RSL for a
light lunch and cuppa.
The bar will open at midday.
Leongatha RSL will host a Dawn Service at
6am outside of Memorial Hall at the Cenotaph.
This will be followed by a light breakfast at the
RSL. The March will start at 10.45am but it’s
recommended to head to the RSL at the Smith
Street entrance at around 10.30am. This is fol-
lowed by a Community Service in the hall and
then refreshments at the RSL. In attendance
will be the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band,
local Russell Hemming and singer/songwriter
Korumburra’s Dawn Service will be held at
the Cenotaph in Coleman Park. Visitors are
welcome after 5.45am for a 6am start. As al-
ways, the service will be supported by the
Korumburra Scouts, who will provide a hot
breakfast. There will be another service later
in the morning at 10.30am. Korumburra RSL
members will be providing support to local
schools on Monday, April 24, and Wednesday,
April 26 for their respective events.
The Anzac Service at Loch will be held at
10am at the cenotaph outside the old Loch Post
The service will conducted by Vietnam veter-
an Tom Loughridge with a guest speaker.
Everyone is welcome at this special service.
Inverloch RSL president Trevor Scott and RSL members Greg Leighton and Jan Mil-
lington joined John (Jack) Kimberley in celebrating his 97th birthday at the regular
Friday RSL Happy Hour.
Anzac Day services
across South Gippsland
This is how a memorial sign on the site of Berrys Creek’s Avenue of Honour could look if
a local action group is successful in attracting a modest amount of council funds. m031217
We will remember
them at Berrys Creek
INVERLOCH RSL president Trevor Scott, left, congratulates ex RAAF WWII veteran
John (Jack) Kimberley, who recently celebrated his 97th birthday with colleagues at the
regular RSL Happy Hour.
As Jack cut the cake, members joined in to sing Happy Birthday and For He’s a Jolly
Good Fellow! Jack, a former school teacher and Headmaster, thanked everyone and men-
tioned that it had been a long time since he had spoken to such a large crowd!
Ex serviceman Graham Kelly of Korumburra lays a wreath on behalf of the Army on Anzac
Day at Meeniyan last year.
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