Pip­ing up for Dig­gers

Mercury (Hobart) - - FRONT PAGE - HE­LEN KEMP­TON

THE youngest bag­piper in the Tas­ma­nian con­tin­gent will play on Re­mem­brance Day to hon­our the sac­ri­fice of more than 2000 Al­lied pipers who per­ished in World War I.

Joel So­lak, 23, is a mem­ber of both the Der­went Scot­tish Pipe Band and Tas­ma­nia Po­lice Pipe Band, who will be joined by the Ho­bart Pipes and Drums and thou­sands of oth­ersers across Aus­tralia alia and the world to play y The Bat­tleBat­tle’ss OO’er er, a tune com­posed a cen­tury ago to hon­our those who served.

ONE hun­dred knit­ted and cro­queted pop­pies will cre­ate a field of re­mem­brance at to­mor­row’s ser­vice at Port Sorell to hon­our the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War I.

About 3000 Tas­ma­ni­ans were killed in the war but it is hard to know ex­actly how many from the Port Sorell area made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice, with many of those who en­listed do­ing so in nearby towns such as La­trobe and Devon­port.

Port Sorell fi­nally has its own war memo­rial park and 447 bricks not only pay trib­ute to those who served in con­flicts from the Boer War to Afghanistan but also to pi­o­neers of the com­mu­nity.

Port Sorell De­fence Memo­rial com­mit­tee chair­man Rod Bramich, who served in the Aus­tralian Army dur­ing the In­done­sia-Malaysia Con­fronta­tion in 1966, said he ex­pected a good crowd to at­tend the Re­mem­brance Day cele-

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