Woodbridge Collection

Grant Woodbridge is the son of Wally Woodbridge, President of Kingston Narrabundah RSL in 1966. Grant has shared the 8mm film of the 1966 Narrabundah ANZAC Day that was filmed by his mother Barbara and Wally. The RSL organised the ANZAC Day march from Iluka St, Narrabundah Shops down Kootara Cres to the RSL from 1962 till 1983 when the Australian Hungarian Club bought the club premises.

The first part of the video is the unveiling and blessing of the Lest We Forget commemoration stone at the club on ANZAC Day eve. The gathering of participants at the shops, the march and ceremony at the commemorative Lest We Forget stone on ANZAC Day

Gai Brodtman MHR, Member or Canberra, has agreed to fund the editing.

The film has been converted to digital format and needs editing. Some stills of the five minute video are included below, I need to identify as many people as possible. It is assumed that most of the returned service personnel are now deceased.

Thanks to Bill Nicholson, 2014 President of the Burns Club Pipe Band who recognized himself and Chris van Reesch who recalled the Catafalque Party.

If you are able to identify anyone please email me: austinlynch60@gmail.com with the image number name and where they are from L – C – R.

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L-R  William Keys, National Secretary RSL, Wally Woodbridge, President Kingston Narrabundah RSL, Father J M Hoare, Duntroon Chaplain,  Padre D G Johnson

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L-R Jim Fraser MHR, Member for Canberra

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Burns Club Pipe band members before march

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Burns Club Pipe band members before march

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Burns Club set formation

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Burns Club Pipe band enters Kootara Cres from Iluka St Narrabundah

Left Centre Front Drum Major Bill Rudd, back centre, Bass Drummer WJC Nicholson

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Soldiers L Greg Rimes R Chris van Reesch

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Centre right, Catafalque Commander John Pike

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Centre Soldier, Cpl Gordon Bruce

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L2 Soldier, Ken Bateup

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L Jim Fraser MHR receives wreath from Wally Woodbridge L3

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L centre Jim Fraser lays wreath at Lest We Forget Stone

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