Geurie to Wellington Thursday 22nd October 2015

After a rainy night where they slept in the Geurie Memorial Hall, the marchers rose early to enjoy breakfast provided for them by Geurie Lions Club.

The marchers left Geurie at 7 am.

Marchers leaving Geurie 22/10/2015

Marchers leaving Geurie 22/10/2015

They passed through four private properties to take the back roads to Maryvale Hall, where they stopped for lunch.  Some locals joined them for a cuppa.

Marchers at Maryvale Hall near Wellington 22/10/2015

Marchers at Maryvale Hall near Wellington 22/10/2015

The marchers formed up with the Mayor of Wellington, Cr. Anne Jones, and Wellington RSL Sub-Branch members,  for a street parade starting at 5.30 pm down Lee Street and Nanima Crescent to Cameron Park.

The Mayor of Wellington, Cr. Anne Jones, at Wellington War Memorial 22/10/2015

The Mayor of Wellington, Cr. Anne Jones, at Wellington War Memorial 22/10/2015

A commemorative service was held at the Wellington War Memorial. Cr. Anne Jones welcomed the marchers, and gave a speech about the 1915 Coo-ee March.

Doug Morley played the Last Post.

The marchers then made their way to Wellington Showground for an overnight stay.

Wellington Rotary Club provided dinner at the Showground, which was very much appreciated.

 

 

 

 

One response to “Geurie to Wellington Thursday 22nd October 2015

  1. good morning Helen

    I’m watching the March with great interest and waiting to celebrate the Orange section. My grandfather’s brother, Bernard Ambrose Coyte, was a Coo-ee member. A number of the Coyte extended family will be in attendance.

    I’ve had correspondence with Jan Richards and Trudie Mayfield from the Orange Library. Trudie had information about Bernard Ambrose confirmed by Jenny Kingston (Coyte), who has researched Bernard extensively. I know that Jenny is following the March online and was disappointed that she wasn’t well enough to participate. I also passed on information compiled by Fiona Coyte, for her Coyte Family book 2006, on relatives that served in WW1.

    Jan Richards informs me that someone will be speaking about Bernard Ambrose Coyte at the Ceremonny at the Cenotaph. We will await with interest.

    thanks again for the great effort to all in celebrating this Re-enactment Coo-ee March

    Cyril Smith

    contacts for Jenny and Fiona Fiona: coytechilders@gmail.com Jenny: darrenkingston@bigpond.com

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