Gal­lipoli An­zacs re­mem­bered

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By DENISE S. CAHILL

SERVICEMEN and women were trans­fer­ring on to boats off Gal­lipoli, to be taken to the main­land, ex­actly 100 years be­fore a Clare­mont An­zac Day cer­e­mony started at 7.30am last Satur­day.

Mayor Jock Barker told hun­dreds of peo­ple at the Town’s War Me­mo­rial that the seas off Gal­lipoli were calm at 7.30am a cen­tury ago.

Mr Barker used An­zac Day to re­mem­ber his great un­cle John Barker, whom he was named af­ter. The lawyer was killed in ac­tion on Septem­ber 7, 1942.

Mr Barker’s grand­chil­dren laid a wreath to hon­our their fam­ily mem­ber.

Pre­mier Colin Bar­nett was the first to lay a wreath, fol­lowed by stu­dents from Fresh­wa­ter Bay Pri­mary School, Methodist Ladies’ Col­lege, Christ Church Gram­mar School and St Thomas’ Pri­mary School. Clare­mont res­i­dent and for­mer Le­gacy child Gra­ham Walker laid a wreath on be­half of the com­mu­nity.

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