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Moama RSL is ready for its service on November 11

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November 06, 2017

MOAMA RSL sub-branch will stage its Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph near Kerrabee Soundshell on Saturday morning.

Newly-elected sub-branch president Ken Jones said the service would start at 10.50am and is open to everyone.

Mr Jones said with interest continuing to grow in these milestone events – next year’s Remembrance Day will mark 100 years since World War I ended – he expected a good attendance.

He said the service would be followed by three hours of two-up in Anzac Terrace at Moama RSL club in Merool Lane from 1pm.

“Moama sub-branch is also on the lookout for new members,” Mr Jones added.

“The branch meets at 3pm on the last Tuesday of every month in the Fromelles Room at Moama RSL.

“All new members will receive a warm welcome and they can join us in helping to support our veterans and each other.”

Mr Jones also emphasised the support the branch’s welfare office provided for veterans and their families.

He said the office was open every Thursday from 12-2pm in the sub-branch office behind Moama RSL.

“If you are having any welfare issues, or problems with the Department of Veteran Affairs, please come and see us – even if it is just for a cuppa and a chat,” he said.

■Further details from Ken Jones on 0408 384 670.

Undera Primary School will be holding a special event for its Remembrance Day Service that will include the unveiling of a World War II Honour Roll on the school’s Memorial Wall.

The school has invited Vietnam veteran Graeme Bayley as its special guest for the occasion.

Mr Bayley’s father served in New Guinea during the war and his grandfather rode with Brigadier Sir Murray William James Bourchier in the legendary charge of the Lighthorse at Beersheba 100 years ago during World War I.

The school’s service on November 11 starts at 9.30am and is open to everyone.

The Memorial Wall, unveiled at the school two years ago, was the combined effort of principal David Farrell and a number of local residents.

It records stories of 10 men from the Undera area who fought in World War I and a list of fallen soldiers.

The school now plans to honour the soldiers who fought in World War II.

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