It was a wonderful sight to see all the School gathered in St George’s Cathedral for our Anzac Day commemoration, including the Last Post, Reveille and lowering and raising of the flags.
This year was especially significant as we gathered in front of the Villers-Bretonneux Cross, which is an historical cross made in France in 1918 to commemorate the valour and courage of the West Australian 51st Battalion at the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, that turned the tide of that war. One of the pictured wreaths was laid last Sunday by some of the descendants of soldiers from the 51st Battalion.
The cross is kept in safe keeping in the Soldiers Chapel of St George’s Cathedral. The Dean of Perth, The Very Reverend Richard Pengelley kindly gave permission for it to be brought out to the main altar for our use during the Anzac Service. This year some of our students were on a European visit and had the opportunity to lay a wreath at the Villers-Bretonneux site in France on Anzac Day.
Father David Lord