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St Laurence’s College shares heartfelt online Anzac service message for students and old boys

A TOUCHING, pre-recorded Anzac Day message has described mission, grace and compassion as equally applicable on the battlefield as during the current COVID-19 pandemic. “In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic perhaps we can draw some strength from our forebears,” St Laurence’s College head of senior school and Army Reserve Major Liam Herbert said. Major Herbert spoke of the Battle ... Read More »

‘We need to take care of one another and keep on smiling’, coronavirus wisdom from Anzac heroes

WITH COVID-19 restrictions preventing Australians from gathering at Anzac Day services and marches, Centacare has joined many other organisations and individuals to honour the bravery and sacrifice of servicemen and women in a different way. The Archdiocese of Brisbane’s aged care provider is telling the stories of its clients, who served their country from the battlefield and from their Brisbane ... Read More »

Soldiers in solidarity – East Timorese and Australian veterans march together on Anzac Day

MEETING Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge and attending ex-servicemen’s events were among the highlights for veterans of Timor’s war of liberation, visiting South East Queensland for Anzac Day commemorations. Led by former clandestine intelligence operative Jorge Alves, the nine veterans from Timor Leste, attended the Anzac Day Mass in St Stephen’s Cathedral. Earlier that day, the Timor veterans participated in the ... Read More »

Standing in solidarity, Timorese veterans to stand alongside Australian veterans for ANZAC Day Mass

NINE Timorese war veterans will stand alongside Australian veterans during next week’s Anzac Day Mass in Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral. The attendance of Timorese veterans is becoming a tradition and has an extra poignancy in 2019 – 20 years after the country’s vote for independence. Timor Leste President Francisco Guterres joined a contingent of veterans visiting Queensland in 2017, taking ... Read More »

Internet reunites lost soldier with descendants nearly 100 years after his death in First World War

MATTRESS maker Private Frank Percy Hanlon was waiting in the trenches for his call of duty on a railway line when a mortar shell exploded near him and another soldier. Fellow soldiers wrote eyewitness reports confirming the “rather slim and rather quiet” 20-year-old was killed “instantaneously” on April 23, 1917, around 800 metres away from Bullecourt, France, where days later ... Read More »

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