A special day for so many at the Belmont War Memorial in Faulkner Park.
The City of Belmont RSL Sub-Branch members, family and friends were joined by Mr Steve Irons MP Member for Swan, Ms Cassie Michelle Rowe MLA BA; Adv Dip Fin Serv, Member for Belmont and the Hon. Samantha Helen Rowe MLC BBus (International Business) Member for East Metropolitan Region.
From the City of Belmont Council, Councillors Janet Powell, Mayor Phil Marks, Steve Wolff, Bernie Ryan, Robert Rossi and Jenny Davis.
During the Service, we recognised seven residents of the City of Belmont.
- Trooper, Charles Courtland
- Corporal, Cyril Morgan
- Air Women, Elsie Morgan
- Sapper, Lawrance Hoffman
- Signal Women, Joyce Hoffman
- Corporal, Walter Silcox
- Private, Alan Williams
Each of these residents served our country in war and peace, with their family placing a poppy on their newly erected City of Belmont War Memorial family plaques.
At the service, the Belmont RSL Sub-Branch unveiled a plaque to mark a century since the Battle of Beersheba. Fought on 31 October 1917, it is considered one of the last great cavalry charges in Australian military history.
The battle was part of the wider British offensive collectively known as the third Battle of Gaza. The final phase of this all-day battle was the famous mounted charge of the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade.
- Steve Toon