Fallen Coo-ees commemorated at Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremonies
The Last Post Ceremony is held in the Commemorative area of the Australian War Memorial each day. This ceremony commemorates the 102,000 Australians who gave their lives in war and other operations, and whose names are recorded on the Australian War Memorial’s Roll of Honour. The story behind one of the names remembered on the Roll of Honour is told at each Last Post Ceremony.
Five of the 41 Coo-ees who died while overseas on active service during the First World War have been commemorated in a Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial during the Centenary period.
These services have been recorded, and can be viewed on the Australian War Memorial website:
Private Harold Brooks DAVIS (4759) – Last Post Ceremony held 2nd March 2016
Private James CRAWFORD (4753) – Last Post Ceremony held 8th August 2016
Private Charles Arthur FINN (6289) – Last Post Ceremony held 6th April 2017
Private Harold BAXTER (4370) – Last Post Ceremony held 16th April 2017
Private Frank HUMPHREY (1887) – Last Post Ceremony held 23rd April 2017
Three more fallen Coo-ees will be remembered in a Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial this year:
Lance Corporal Laurence Leslie MAGUIRE – Last Post Ceremony to be held 2nd April 2018
Private Stanley Everard STEPHENS – Last Post Ceremony to be held 11th April 2018
Private William Thomas HITCHEN – Last Post Ceremony to be held 3rd September 2018
If you are not able to attend these services at the Australian War Memorial, you can watch the Last Post Ceremonies live online from 4.55 pm AEST at https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/last-post-ceremony
The web addresses for the archived videorecordings for these three Last Post Ceremonies will be added to this webpage at a later date this year.