They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
Commemorating the courage and sacrifice of the Australian men and women who have served and died in times of war, our service takes place in Derrick Gardens beneath two pine trees reputedly grown from the seeds of Lone Pine in Turkey, the site of Australia’s main war memorial in Gallipoli where the Battle of Lone Pine was fought in 1915.
Led by the mounted Barossa Light Horse Division the service commences with a catafalque party consisting of cadets from the three armed forces, Re-enact SA and accompanied by the Scotch College pipes and drums band. Walford Girls choir provide a moving rendition of Flanders in the Field and our National Anthem prior to the Last Post.
Along with official guests, you are invited to place your wreath or personal tribute at the Cross of Remembrance.
Following the service you are all welcome to join us and the representatives from the State Government, local councils and the armed forces for light refreshments in our Jubilee Complex.