Anzac DayThe 25th April is the day Australia, New Zealand, as well as a few small Pacific Nations, commemorate their war dead. Originally the day was set aside to remember the dead of the ANZAC at Gallipoli but has since been expanded to include all Australian and New Zealand war dead. At cemeteries in countries where Australian and New Zealanders service personnel are buried, there are Dawn Services. I'm not sure if there has ever been a Dawn Service on ANZAC day at Shorncliffe. Here are the 11 Australians listed by the Australian War Memorial as being buried at Shorncliffe, plus the three men on the New Zealand War Graves Register also interned at the Military Cemetery Shorncliffe.Carl Christian Andersen (1)John James Forrest-Dunlop (2)Edward Thomas Froud (3)William Burns Gemmell (4)Cecil Edwin Howard, Also known as C Paling (5)George Melbourne (6)John Richardson Poole (7)Edward Robinson (8)Geoffrey Campbell Scarr (9)Albert Edward William Ward (10)Robert William Williams (11)The three men on the New Zealand War Graves Project Register are:Henry Stokes Richards (12)Peter Joseph Gorman (13)Robert Livesey (14)I will be there a little later on the day than the time the mad dogs and Englishmen venture out.Author: Peter Anderson (WW1 Blog)
The ‘Friends’ are a volunteer group formed to protect, preserve and promote interest in this lovely old Victorian cemetery.