By Max Solling, Bulletin 2/2023 March
Anzac Day this year will be observed in Glebe with a service at the Diggers’ Memorial in Foley Park commencing at 7.30 am.
This year, the service will be led by Fr James Baxter from St James Parish, Forest Lodge and will be followed by morning tea.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
When: Tuesday 25 April, 7.30 am
Where: Glebe War Memorial, Foley Park.
Two decorated returned soldiers at the ANZAC Day service in Glebe, 25 April 1933 (image: Trove, https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-161663953/view)
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I attended the Anzac Service on the 25th April at the Glebe Memorial in memory of my Grandfather who went to the First World War and survived and all those who went to the war. I also went in memory of Herbert Ekwell Archer Warr who is listed on the Honour Roll at the memorial and also at Glebe Town Hall. Herbert was engaged to Myra Woods from Forsyth Street, Glebe. Sadly, Herbert lost his life in Flanders Field. He was the love of Myra Woods life, she was affectionately known to me as Aunty Myra}. Aunty Myra lived opposite to our family when I was growing up. I am the youngest of 5 children and Aunty Myra came to all our 21st Birthdays and Weddings. She was a very kind lady and took great interest in the community. Aunty Myra belonged to St. John’s Anglican Church and was on the ladies committee and worked tirelessly making items for the St. John’s annual fete. Aunty Myra was highly respected in our neighbourhood. The service, as usual, was once again well presented by Max Solling and the laying of the wreaths always touching and the playing of the bagpipes added to the atmosphere. It was lovely that the children associated to the Glebe Hockey Club also laid some flowers, it was truly special. My brother, Brian, played Hockey for Glebe Hockey Club when he was growing up so that was a very special moment for me to share.