ANZAC Day 2013

Steven Kerr, Thursday, 11 April 2013


Members and their guests are invited to the Club’s forthcoming traditional Anzac Day Service which will be conducted by our Chaplain Clive King.

Service details

When :                      Thursday 25 April 2013

Commencing :          11.00 am

Venue :                     The Clubhouse

Wreath-Laying Ceremony

After the Service, at about 11.40 am, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the commemoration site beneath the main flagstaff, led by the Club Presidents and attended by a Catafalque Guard of cadets from the Knox Grammar School cadet unit.

Whilst the cadets and wreath-laying party are assembling, Club members who wish to participate are invited to line the grass strip between the main flagstaff and B Green wall  -  ladies on the left (north) side and men on the right (south). See photograph below which also indicates preferred dress for the occasion.

ANZAC Day Service     

Other members and guests may gather to watch the proceedings from the main balcony or from the east boundary of the croquet lawn.

Lunch followed by Mixed Bowls or Croquet

After the wreath-laying, during which the clubhouse will have been restored to dining room layout, attendees are invited to remain for a traditional lunch at approx. 12.30 pm followed by mixed bowls or croquet, as desired, in the afternoon starting between 1.45 and 2.00 pm.


Lunch :  $30 per head in envelopes on the tables

Bowls and Croquet :  playing fees $10 and $8 respectively, payable on the greens


Please indicate attendance and numbers for each event on the main list posted on the Anzac Day board in the bar.   

Many Thanks -  Chris Wood   

ANZAC day     ANZAC day 2007

Images of past services at Warrawee Bowling Club

Below comment and poem suggestion by W.B.C member John Love

"ANZAC DAY is regarded by many of our members as one of the most important days in our Club calendar".

In Flanders Fields is a poem written during WW1 by Canadian doctor John McCrae, attending the wounded and is used in many ANZAC services. He later died on the front line.

                           In Flanders Fields - ANZAC                    

Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915 during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium


  • John Love's father Nigel Love was an officer in the Australian Flying Corps - He was involved in critical and decisive battles in Somme France during WW1

John Love's 2009 ANZAC address including Nigel's story and diary entries can be read here


  • In 2012 W.B.C. member, Guy Smith gave an ANZAC address which focused largely on his uncle Arthur Leonard Smith - known as 'Len' to his family, whom kept a diary during WW1. Len was also the uncle of another current W.B.C. member, Warwick Smith - the family connection explained in Guy's full address. Here is an entry from Len's diary as he is about to land at Gallipoli.

Saturday April 24th, 1915

Leaving the Dardenelles at 1am tomorrow. The instructions for landings are as follows; the Australian and New Zealand troops are to land about half way along the western coast of Gallipoli Peninsula...It is reported that the Turks have 60 odd cannons and numerous field works ready to receive us with. There are supposed to be 6 battalions of Turkish infantry ready to oppose our landing. It is very hard for me to define my feelings on the day previous to my first fight. My thoughts today have been back with dear old Australia with mother and father, the children and all my friends especially Miss Cunneen. There are times when I almost wish that I had not come, but soon squash those feelings as it is useless to let them worry you. However when the time comes, I have no doubt that I shall worthily uphold the reputation of the family and district that I am representing...Weather; fine. 


Guys full address with more of Len's diary entries can be read here


For more information on ANZAC Day Visit The Australian War Memorial