Piping up for Diggers
THE youngest bagpiper in the Tasmanian contingent will play on Remembrance Day to honour the sacrifice of more than 2000 Allied pipers who perished in World War I.
Joel Solak, 23, is a member of both the Derwent Scottish Pipe Band and Tasmania Police Pipe Band, who will be joined by the Hobart Pipes and Drums and thousands of othersers across Australia alia and the world to play y The BattleBattle’ss OO’er er, a tune composed a century ago to honour those who served.
ONE hundred knitted and croqueted poppies will create a field of remembrance at tomorrow’s service at Port Sorell to honour the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
About 3000 Tasmanians were killed in the war but it is hard to know exactly how many from the Port Sorell area made the ultimate sacrifice, with many of those who enlisted doing so in nearby towns such as Latrobe and Devonport.
Port Sorell finally has its own war memorial park and 447 bricks not only pay tribute to those who served in conflicts from the Boer War to Afghanistan but also to pioneers of the community.
Port Sorell Defence Memorial committee chairman Rod Bramich, who served in the Australian Army during the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation in 1966, said he expected a good crowd to attend the Remembrance Day cele-