Centenary of Anzac Service – Sunday 19 April 2015

Rising SunOn Sunday 19th April 2015 at 6.00 pm, in conjunction with the Darwin sub-branch of the RSL, we are hosting a service to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac. It is to be a quiet and reflective service honouring those who served, remembering those who have paid the supreme sacrifice, and praying for all those who suffer because of war. In particular, we will be remembering three parishioners of Christ Church Darwin who served in the Great War - Lieutenant Charles Lloyd Herbert and Private Sidney James Lauder who both died at Ypres in October 1917, and their friend Private Willie Allen, an aboriginal soldier, who survived and returned home in 1919. The address will be given by Lieutenant Colonel Matt Campbell, Commanding Officer of the North West Mobile Force (Norforce). For further details, please contact the Dean, Fr Keith Joseph, on 0409 783 452.

2 Responses to “Centenary of Anzac Service – Sunday 19 April 2015”

  1. Allan Mitchell Says:

    I am writing to thank you for the wonderful service on Sunday evening in recognition of the the Centenary of Anzac. The program was excellent and localising with the three enlistees made it even more personal. Their progress was advanced throughout the service ending in sadness for the family of two of them.

    The Darwin City Brass Band played excellently and added to the touching service.

    The restoration of the plaques was timely and I look forward to the time when they are re-installed.

    Thank you for taking the initiative.

    Allan Mitchell

  2. Keith Says:

    Thanks Allan, looking forward to the re-installation of the plaques once we have finished fixing up the inside of the Old Porch. Very good to see you there, much appreciated! Keith

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