St Luke’s trib­ute to Toowoomba’s war dead

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A SPE­CIAL cen­te­nary of the ar­mistice trib­ute has gone on dis­play at St Luke’s Angli­can Church in the Sol­dier’s Chapel.

Over the course of six months, the St Luke’s craft group, in con­junc­tion with the parish com­mu­nity, have knit­ted and cro­cheted more than 2000 pop­pies the sym­bol of re­mem­brance.

Par­ish­ioner Mar­ion Dent said the church had also put to­gether a list of sol­diers from the Toowoomba area who died in World War I.

Peo­ple can also pay trib­ute to the lost sol­diers.

“We’re ask­ing peo­ple when they come in to take ... a small cross and pin it up on the board, and if they want to they can write a prayer,” she said.

The church’s trib­ute also fea­tures let­ters and po­etry from World War I, as well as books and other items.

Any mone­tary do­na­tions will go to­ward help­ing sol­diers re­cover from in­jury.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will be on dis­play from 9am-3pm daily, un­til the end of No­vem­ber.

Photo: Bev Lacey

CEN­TE­NARY: The Rev­erend Paul Mitchell among the dis­play pay­ing trib­ute to the cen­te­nary of the ar­mistice, at the Sol­dier’s Chapel in St Luke’s Angli­can Church.

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