LAST POST CEREMONY

   
   

Commencing at approximately 4.55 pm AEST, the Australian War Memorial farewells visitors with its moving Last Post Ceremony in the Commemorative Courtyard. Each night the ceremony shares the story behind one of the names on the Roll of Honour.

The ceremony begins with the Australian national anthem followed by the piper's lament. Visitors are invited to lay wreaths and floral tributes beside the Pool of Reflection. An individual's story is told, and the Ode is recited by Australian Defence Force personnel. The ceremony ends with the sounding of the Last Post.

From February to November the Last Post Ceremony includes Australia's Federation Guard (on the first and third Wednesday of each month).

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Maj. Donald Bourne Cpl.  John Kennedy Lt. John Lee

23916 Major. Donald M. Bourne, 35
Tamworth, NSW.

216304 Corporal. John J. Kennedy, 29
Annandale, NSW.

235238 Lieutenant. Errol J. Lee, 22
Ashfield, NSW.

Pte. Errol Wayne Noack Pte. Alexander Remeljej Sgt. Bernard Smith

4717546 Private. Errol. W. Noack, 21
Adelaide, South Australia.

4719818 Private. Alexander Remeljej, 21
Detmold, West Germany.

42252 Sergeant. Bernard L. Smith, 29
Snowtown, South Australia.

Cpl. Henry Suttor Pte. Wayne Teeling 2/Lt. Brian Walker

218006 Corporal. Henry E. Suttor, 26
Mudgee, NSW.

2790880 Private. Wayne E. Teeling, 21
Clovelly, NSW.

5411605 Second Lieutenant. Brian G. Walker, 21
Cottesloe, Western Australia.

 

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