Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 537 Issue Date: 19 Aug, 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
21 Aug, 19
Geoff Wood
Ray Haynes
Raj Mavath
Douglas Bruce
Terry Stewart
Hugh Lavery
Douglas Bruce
Ray Haynes
28 Aug, 19
Tom Maina
Douglas Bruce
Kevin Watson
Grant Woodhams
Graeme Bylund
Lew Hills
Steve Muir
Clark Scarff
04 Sep, 19
Kerryn Horo
Tony Emmott
Robert Houwen
Phil Martin
Bruce Ralph
Laurie Dines
Peter Sukiennik
Kevin Watson
11 Sep, 19
Hugh Lavery
Peter Svensson
Douglas Bruce
Geoff Watson
Jason McCarthy
Jim Dillon
Kim Stokes
Robert Houwen
18 Sep, 19
Bill Frazer
Raj Mavath
Viki Fennell
Dan Crisp
Phil Martin
Graeme Bylund
Michelle Mitchell
Hugh Lavery
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