We are Australian – Lest we Forget

PROUD TO SERVE: Mansfield RSL sub-branch president Major (Retired) Bruce Bingham met up with Mansfield’s oldest resident and former Women’s Land Army serving officer Lois Farrall following Saturday’s annual Anzac Day service. Mrs Farrall was at the march and service, saying she would never miss one in all her years and at 102 years of age did not let a little rain and cold deter her from attending this one. She was with her son, grandson and great grandson for the service.

RECORD crowds again turned out for the marking of the 100th anniversary of the landing of troops on Gallipoli shores in 1915.

An estimated 1000 people attended the 10am march and service with more than 100 marching.

President of the Mansfield RSL sub-branch, Major (Retired) Bruce Bingham, welcomed the huge attendance and thanked all those who were there representing families of former servicemen and women.

Wreaths were laid by many organisations followed by a further welcoming address by Mansfield Shire mayor Marg Attley.

School choirs sang several songs including ‘The Last Anzac’ and ‘The Recessional’.

The address was given by Major Lloyd Millican of the Army Knowledge Group, Puckapunyal.

The Anzac Requiem was read by Mansfield Secondary College school captains Tim Hume and Ruby Lieber and the Ode by Mr Bingham.

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