THE FIRST BATTALION ASSOCIATION’s
Saint Columba Uniting Church
Ocean & Fourth Street
Sunday 26th July 2009
During the service the Colours of the 1st Battalion RNSWR will be presented by the 1/19th Battalion RNSWR.
The service will be conducted by Reverend Dr Alan Russell.
Readings by Lt Colonel Peter Morrissey, CO 1/19th Battalion RNSWR and Mr Doug Cartan, 2/1st Australian Infantry Battalion AIF.
The Pipes and Drums of Scotts College
Morning tea will be served following the service.
The Families and Friends of the First AIF thanks the Australian, UK and French governments for affording Australian and British soldiers buried in mass graves at Pheasant Wood by German soldiers following the Battle of Fromelles on 19/20 July 1916 dignified individual reburials in a new CWGC cemetery at Fromelles, and applauds the joint decision to DNA test the remains at exhumation and use every reasonable method to attempt identification of each soldier.