Walk to re­mem­ber

Stirling Times - - News - Laura Pond

North Beach RSL Sub-Branch mem­bers are walk­ing from Fre­man­tle to North Beach to com­mem­o­rate the jour­ney of re­turned ser­vice men and women.

MEM­BERS of North Beach RSL Sub-Branch are re-en­act­ing the jour­ney of sol­diers re­turn­ing home from World War I to com­mem­o­rate the 100th an­niver­sary of Armistice.

Pres­i­dent John Rolfe said a group of about 30 will walk from Fre­man­tle to North Beach over two days.

“We feel it is the least we can do to thank the vet­er­ans who have gone be­fore us,” he said.

“Many re­turned home dur­ing and af­ter the war maimed, dis­eased and shell­shocked.”

On Fri­day, they will walk from Fre­man­tle to the Camp­bell Bar­racks in Swan­bourne and the next morn­ing, from City Beach to North Beach.

They will then march to the war memo­rial at Charles Ri­ley Re­serve in North Beach on Sun­day for the Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice to com­mem­o­rate the Armistice cen­te­nary.

Peo­ple are in­vited to gather from 10.30am and the ser­vice will in­clude a choir per­for­mance, lay­ing of wreaths and un­veil­ing of a plaque on the wall of hon­our to recog­nise Sec­ond Lieu­tenant Si­mon Fraser, who helped res­cue wounded sol­diers from the bat­tle­field at Fromelles in 1916.

Scar­bor­ough RSL will also hold a ser­vice and morn­ing tea from 10.40am at the memo­rial gar­den at the cor­ner of Shearn Cres­cent and Mill­crest Street, Dou­ble­view.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d488299

North Beach RSL Sub-Branch with Paul McGui­ness (left), club pres­i­dent John Rolfe (right) and other RSL mem­bers join­ing the walk.

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