Great War 20 re­mem­bered


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth - Su­sanne Reilly

TWENTY young men from South Perth and dis­tricts did not re­turn from the Great War in 1918.

On Tues­day, the com­mu­nity will gather to re­mem­ber those men at a Re­mem­brance Day Ser­vice in South Perth.

The ser­vice will com­mem­o­rate the ces­sa­tion of hos­til­i­ties in the Great War of 1914-1918, which ended at 11am on Novem­ber 11, 1918.

The 96th an­niver­sary of the end of the war will be re­mem­bered in South Perth by RSL mem­bers, coun­cil mem­bers, lo­cal mem­bers of par­lia­ment and Ma­jor El­ga­yar of the Pil­bara Reg­i­ment.

South Perth RSL mem­ber Kevin Trent said that with the in­ter­est in the re­cent farewell in Al­bany and Fre­man­tle, it was right to turn at­ten­tion to those who did not re­turn.

He said the first lo­cal man to fall was Bob Pen­ning­ton.

He died of wounds sus­tained at Gal­lipoli on July 10, 1915.

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