Home Hill News

Day of Remembrance for World War I fallen

Home Hill War Memorial

THE Home Hill community has again taken the time to remember The Fallen from the First World War as a small crowd of ex-servicemen and women, representatives of local schools and organisations and individual residents gathered outside the Burdekin Memorial Hall on Friday, November 11 to commemorate Remembrance Day.

The day recognises the signing of the Armistice at the end of the First World War in 1918 and the many thousands of lives lost in the conflict.

The service was led by the President of the Home Hill Subbranch of the RSL, Richard Kelly in front of the building which carries the names of many former Home Hill residents who served and lost their lives throughout the world in World War I.

After addresses by Padre Andrew Baillin and Burdekin Shire councillor, Kaylee Boccalatte, many of those present laid wreaths in front of the memorial including representatives of the RSL, the Home Hill High School and Home Hill Police.