Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown)—On 11 November, we paused at 11am to remember those who fought for our country in times of war and conflict and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
A service was held at the Dudley War Memorial in the Charlestown electorate. It's a special year for the site. 2022 marks 100 years since the unveiling of the Dudley War Memorial, an obelisk of granite engraved on three sides with the names of those who have served in conflicts and peace-keeping operations since World War One.
Students from Dudley Public School were involved in the ceremony, recognising the close ties between the school and the memorial.
Dudley Public School is the only school in the southern hemisphere which has two Victoria Cross recipients from the First World War as members of its alumni. Clarence Jeffries and William Currey both received a VC for courage and selfless acts during World War One.
Their likeness is now part of the Dudley Public School façade. While I was not able to be at the Dudley service on 11 November, it was wonderful that people of all ages joined together to mark this important day.
Lest We Forget.
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