Holroyd to Ashfield Tuesday 10th November 2015
The marchers left Holroyd Sportsground at 7.30 am, where they had spent a comfortable night, courtesy of Holroyd Council.
It was to be a hectic day for the marchers, with 7 commemorative services to participate in, and about 20 km to be travelled.
A commemorative service was held at Granville War Memorial at 8 am. A display of WWI soldiers had been set up at the foot of the memorial by the Granville Historical Society.
A commemorative service was then held at Auburn War Memorial, in which the marchers participated in the Auburn RSL Branch and Auburn City Council Schools’ Remembrance Day Ceremony. Morning tea was held after the service at the Auburn Town Hall, which was very much appreciated by the marchers.
A commemorative service was held at Lidcombe at 12.20 pm, at which John Haines AM, State Vice President, RSL (NSW Branch), welcomed the marchers to Lidcombe.
A commemorative service was then held at Strathfield Council at 2.30 pm. Before they arrived they had been greeted by hundreds of school children from Homebush Public School that lined the street near Homebush Railway Station. The Deputy Mayor of Strathfield, Cr. Andrew Soulos, welcomed the marchers at the Strathfield War Memorial.
A commemorative service was held at Burwood War Memorial at 3.30 pm, where the marchers were greeted by the Mayor of Burwood, Cr. John Fakir.
A commemorative service was then held at Ashfield War Memorial at just before 5 pm, before the marchers and RSL Sub-Branch representatives, and members of the public attending the service, moved to Coo-ee Car Park for a commemorative service at Wests Ashfield Leagues Club.
A buffet dinner, and sing-along, was held at Wests Ashfield Leagues Club in the evening, which was very much appreciated by the marchers, and everyone else attending.
The marchers are camping for the night at Ashfield Boys High School, on the site of the Ashfield Drill Hall, where the Coo-ees stayed in 1915.
Hi Helen. Thank you very much for the regular updates of the Cooee march. I have two brothers Warwick & Morrie Butler who are in the march & it’s been great to keep up to date with their progress. Once again thank you. Regards Jill Cottle
Yes,I have enjoyed the updates,although I only “joined” at Lithgow,.I went to the Burwood Service & talked to a support member & Bruce,I wanted to meet Bruce after hearing talk to Ben Rordham on 2GB.
Everybody must be so pleased that they were part of the March,,,,well done,congratulations,& what an example of the motto,”just do it”