Gallipoli Anzacs remembered
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.