Vyner Brooke Anniversary

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On behalf of the City of Melville the Applecross RSL Sub-Branch will be conducting the 76th Anniversary Commemoration Service of the Vyner Brooke tragedy.

According to the Australian War Memorial, of the 65 servicewomen who embarked on the Vyner Brooke, only 24, including Vivian Bullwinkel and Betty Jeffrey, returned to Australia.

Of the 32 taken prisoner of war, eight died in captivity.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend.