An international tribute
Hundreds of pipers across Australia are preparing for their role in the international commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in WWI at 11am, November 11, 1918.
Deniliquin will be a part of this global commemoration, as Piper Graeme Stewart has registered with Pipe Bands Australia, his intention of piping ‘Battle’s O’er’ at the Deniliquin Cenotaph at 5pm on Sunday.
Graeme is a regular and very important contributor to the success of Deniliquin’s Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services each year and will join with other pipers and massed Scottish bands throughout Australia and the world to be a part of the ‘Battle’s O’er’ tribute.
‘Battle’s O’er’ was composed in memory of the sacrifices of the 2000 Scottish pipers who were killed in WWI.
At 5pm Sunday in NSW, ACT, Victoria and Tasmania, 4pm in Queensland, 2pm WA and 4.30pm in South Australia and Northern Territory, at 133 locations across Australia, bands and pipers will synchronise with others across the world, to play ‘Battle’s O’er’ at the exact time of day that the Armistice came in to effect 100 years ago.
The Deniliquin RSL Sub-Branch invites anyone who would like to be part of this historic occasion to be at the Cenotaph to listen to Graeme’s rendition of ‘Battle’s O’er.’
Graeme will also play at the 11am Remembrance Day service.