School Captains, Connor and Deepti, attended the Battle of Lone Pine Memorial Service.
On Wednesday 6thAugust Deepti and I went with Mrs Partland to the Lone Pine Memorial Service at the Ryde Cenotaph. The service was held to commemorate the 17 soldiers from the Ryde area who fought and died in the battle of Lone Pine at Gallipoli in WWI.
Ross Pride was the Dux of GPS in the year that Mrs Partland was born and he was attending this service to commemorate his Grandfather's brother Herbert Keepence. Deepti and I, as well as representatives of other schools in the area, laid a wreath and placed photos of the fallen soldiers at the Cenotaph.
The Battle of Lone Pine was fought in Gallipoli from 6th to 9th August 1915. At that time there were around 1500 houses in Ryde, 2000 young men served in WWI, sadly 400 died and 900 were injured.
On 6thAugust this year Mrs Partland, Connor and I went to the Battle of Lone Pine Memorial Service to represent Gladesville Public School in paying our respects to the 17 local soldiers who lost their lives at this battle. I felt honoured to represent our school at this significant event where I had the pleasure of meeting the great nephew of Private Herbert Spencer Keepence, one of the 17 local soldiers lost at Lone Pine.
Overall, it was a great and memorable experience where I felt honoured to represent Gladesville Public School.