The Pozieres Day Commemoration
An invitation from the First Battalion Association to attend the Pozieres Day Commemoration in Sydney:
Date: Sunday 25th July 2010
Venue: Saint Columba Uniting Church, Corner Ocean & Forth Street Woollahra
Colonel Warwick Austin, the Guest of Honour will arrive at 9.30am and at 9.45am the Pipes and Drums of the Scots College Band will arrive and the Guest of Honour will take the Salute. At 10am the service will commence after the parade of Colours of the 1st Battalion 1st AIF, carried by the 1/19 Royal NSW Regiment Guard.
This most impressive Service conducted under the Cross of Pozieres has been continuous since 1935, passed on from 1st Bn 1st AIF to the 1st Bn 2nd AIF and finally to the 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment.
After the Service morning tea will be served.
Medals to be worn where applicable.
Hon. Secretary, Michael Lane
The Families and Friends of the First AIF thanks the Australian, UK and French Governments for affording Australian and British soldiers dignified individual reburials in the new CWGC cemetery at Fromelles, and applauds the Australian and British Governments for their joint decision to DNA test the remains at exhumation and use every reasonable method to attempt identification of each soldier.