An Armistice Day centenary thanksgiving for the end of the war

November 6, 2018 by Jill Curry
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The major contributions of Sir John Monash and Sir Harry Chauvel to bring the world from War to Peace in 1918 will be remembered at a special Armistice Day thanksgiving event at Monash’s former school in Melbourne.

Sir John Monash and Sir Harry Chauvel

It will be held at the Scotch College, Memorial Hall (Morrison St, Hawthorn) on Sunday, November 11th at 2.15pm.

The meeting will be addressed by several prestigious speakers including popular military author, Professor Roland Perry, renowned neurosurgeon Professor Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld  who is a Major General in the ADF and former surgeon general to the Defence Force Reserves, and Neville Clark, MC,, Vietnam Veteran and Military Cross winner, who was formerly the principal of Mentone Grammar School.

The contribution of the indigenous soldiers to World War 1 will also be remembered by Dr Esme Bamblett, CEO of the Aboriginal Advancement League, with special mention of the Lovett family, who have had 21 members of their family serve in the Australian Defence Forces since WW1 (and miraculously all have returned), and Daniel Cooper, son of aboriginal activist and defender of the Jewish people during WWII, William Cooper.  Daniel served and died on the Western Front and is buried in Belgium.

Open Doors singers will provide musical items.  The Jewish community will be represented by VAJEX and the Jewish National Fund is providing a kosher afternoon tea. Everyone is most welcome.

Enquiries: Tel 0414 622 633.

Tickets can be booked at (students free).



One Response to “An Armistice Day centenary thanksgiving for the end of the war”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Good to see WW1 Lt Gen Sir Harry Chauvel getting some recognition. The Desert Mounted Corps and it predecessors which he commanded saw 1500 soldiers KIA in nearly 3 years of fighting in Palestine from Gaza to Damascus via Jerusalem capturing much more land than the allies did on the Western Front. They were completely different campaign though.

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