A spe­cial ser­vice for the ‘Dig­ger of Dou­glas’

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A DED­I­CA­TION to the ‘Dig­ger of Dou­glas’ statue will be show­cased at a spe­cial ar­mistice cen­te­nary ser­vice in Moss­man on Sun­day.

The re­gion’s fallen soldiers will be re­mem­bered in what is ex­pected to be a large gath­er­ing.

The Dou­glas Shire had more than 220 soldiers en­listed in First World War, in­clud­ing 41 who died on the bat­tle­field.

“These ser­vices are al­ways in­cred­i­bly mov­ing and at­tended by peo­ple from all walks of life,” Dou­glas Shire Mayor Ju­lia Leu said.

“It is al­ways heart­en­ing to see the com­mu­nity come to­gether to re­mem­ber these brave peo­ple.

“This op­por­tu­nity to com­mem­o­rate the ar­mistice cen­te­nary will be truly spe­cial.”

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Le­ich­hardt War­ren Entsch and Moss­man RSL Pres­i­dent Ron Sav­age will join Ms Leu in speak­ing at the Moss­man Ceno­taph.

The ser­vice starts at 10am.

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