Bombala Remembrance Day Service 2017

Remembrance Day services were held on Saturday in Bombala, Delegate and Bungarby.

The Bombala service led by Bombala RSL sub branch president, Rob Letts started at 11am at the Cenotaph.

Special surprise visitors on the day were two light horsemen from the Bemboka 7th Lighthorse troop, Buff Britten and Mick Symons. 

In his Remembrance Day speech, Mr Letts spoke about another link that Bombala had with the first world war, David Woodward Harris of the 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment.

BOMBALA SERVICE: Bombala RSL sub-branch president Rob Letts with Father Mick Macandrew and the Bombala Rotary and Community Choir.

BOMBALA SERVICE: Bombala RSL sub-branch president Rob Letts with Father Mick Macandrew and the Bombala Rotary and Community Choir.

Mr Letts also spoke of the four local men that fought in the Battle of Beersheba. 

The Bombala Rotary and Community Choir were there to lead the singing of the National Anthem. Father Mick Macandrew led the prayers and Bombala Public School captains Annie Green and Hunter Giles recited a verse each from ‘The Ode’.

Bombala High School student president, Blake Stevenson delivered a Remembrance Day address.

At Delegate, Phil Pope, president of the Delegate RSL sub-branch gave a talk about Beersheba and the local involvement in that battle to about 60 people that were at the Cenotaph.

Delegate Primary School students, Callan Jamieson read ‘In Flanders Fields’ and Morris Farran read ‘We Shall Keep the Faith’. 

Lydia Jamieson laid the wreath on behalf of the School. 

Wreaths were laid for the three local men involved in Beersheba; Sergeant Maurice Edward Dawson, Lieutenant Royal Mervyn Walcott and Sergeant Theodore George Wright, all of C Squadron, 12th Light Horse.  

The Men From Snowy River Chapter of the Patriots Motor Cycle Club also attended the Delegate service.

It was a small but diverse group of people that attended Remembrance Day at the Bungarby WWI Monument on Saturday. 

People came from as far afield as Jindabyne, Berridale, Cooma and Bombala with representatives from both the Cooma Monaro and Snowy River RSL sub Branches. 

The service was lead by Rev Jenni Roberts supported by Chris Wall on bugle and Snowy River RSL sub-branch representatives.