Community honour our fallen at Bodangora

Monday, July 22, 2019

Robert Wood honours his grand father’s brother Albert Wright at BodangoraRob Wood came from the Central Coast to honour his great uncleAlbert Wright who fought in World War I. –
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”I am very proud to be here today” Mr Wood said .-

Mr Wright’s name was among many who were paid tribute to at a moving ceremony at the Bodangora War Memorial on Sunday.-

Trevor Munro the author of ‘Wellington’s Finest’ which pays tribute to local men and women who have fallen relived memories of the brave men who had gone into battle at far away places. –

”As early as 1899 many militia men from the districts stepped forward to serve in South Africa during the Boer war.-

Bodangora’s contribution to the Great War is evident, many of the men listed on this memorial saw service on Gallipoli. But let us not forget that Wellington sent nearly as many men and women overseas during World War Two, despite those men having been aware of the sacrifice and maiming that had occurred a generation earlier.-

Wellington has continued to have men and women in uniform serving through later campaigns such as Korea, Vietnam, Timor Afghanistan and Iraq, many like myself serving our country in a peace-time Army.” Mr Munro told a large crowd.-

”However this year it is fitting that we remember those that appear on this Great War memorial. Over the previous year’s many of those who died in combat or from disease overseas have been the focus of Bodangora’s Anzac day activities.” This year, with the help of the students present I’d like to look at those soldiers that ‘safely’ returned to Australia, having played their part in the Great War.”-

Local students and members of the community laid cards with the names of those who had fought.-

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