Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 507 Issue Date: 21 Jan, 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
23 Jan, 19
Geoff Wood
Glenn O'Brien
Grant Woodhams
Paul Pirrottina
Jim Dillon
Hugh Lavery
Bruce Ralph
Terry Stewart
30 Jan, 19
Luke Bayley
Ray Haynes
John Gooch
Kevin Watson
Graeme Bylund
Laurie Dines
Michelle Mitchell
Bruce Ralph
06 Feb, 19
Graeme Bylund
Viki Fennell
Hugh Lavery
Scott Bennett
Peter Sukiennik
Kim Stokes
Clark Scarff
Lew Hills
13 Feb, 19
Phil Martin
Glenn O'Brien
Grant Woodhams
Paul Pirrottina
Jim Dillon
Hugh Lavery
Steve Muir
Geoff Wood
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