76th Anniversary – Fall of New Guinea Islands and Montevideo Maru

 

76th Anniversary – Fall of New Guinea Islands and the Montevideo Maru
Last Post Ceremony, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

All welcome

Date: 30 June 2018

Time: 4.40pm

Place: Australian War Memorial, Pool of Reflection

On 30 June 2018 the fall of the New Guinea Islands and the sinking of the Montevideo Maru will be commemorated at the moving Last Post Ceremony, with a story read by Vice Chief of Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.  The story will include that of Chief Yeoman of Signals Stephen Lamont of the Royal Australian Navy who was one of the victims on the Montevideo Maru.

Visitors are invited to lay wreaths and floral tributes beside the Pool of Reflection. 

Our members are encouraged to attend.  If you would like to attend and/or lay a wreath please contact Andrea on email admin@memorial.org.au.
Due to the increasing popularity of this event an early arrival is advised.

To enable anyone in Australia or overseas to view the Last Post Ceremony, it is broadcast live daily on the Memorial’s dedicated Last Post Ceremony YouTube Channel and Facebook from approximately 4.55 pm AEST. 

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