24 Apr: Lest we forget

Anzac Day

On Anzac Day, we pay tribute to and remember those who have served and died in war and on operational service past and present.

Anzacs such as Jack Harris of Denison Street, Bondi Junction, who at age 15, was the youngest-known Australian soldier to be killed during the Gallipoli campaign.

There are constant reminders in Waverley of the freedoms our Anzacs have afforded our nation and community, including Waverley Cemetery, with the graves of around 500 servicemen and Waverley Cenotaph, which marked its Centenary last year. Waverley’s surf clubs were also a popular recruiting ground for the armed services.

Please join us to commemorate the spirit of Anzac with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, at the following Anzac Day services in Waverley:

  • Bronte Anzac Day Dawn Service, 5.30am, Waverley Cemetery
  • North Bondi RSL Service, 6am
  • Bondi Junction/Waverley RSL Sub-Branch service in conjunction with Waverley Council, 7.30am, Waverley Cenotaph
  • Bronte Surf Life Saving Club memorial service and wreath laying, 10.30am, Bronte Beach.

Lest we forget.

- Waverley Mayor John Wakefield.

This column first appeared in the Wentworth Courier.