Anzac Day 2018 Mologa Program







ANZAC Day at Mologa

8 am Wednesday 25 th April 2018

Invitaon to all community and descendants of our soldiers to join with the

Mologa and district Landcare Group in commemorang our war heroes on AN-

ZAC Day at the Mologa War Memorial, service commencing at 8 am.

Guest speaker Anthony Stevenson

The booklet “Faces to Names” about our war heroes on the Memorial is sll

available; we thank the families who sent us photos of our soldiers.

Aer the service a Bar-B-Que breakfast will be served.

All aending are asked to bring their own chairs, and stay and have a chat well

into the aernoon. (the weather may be a bit cool not a lot of shelter)

All descendants are asked to bring along any war medals and photos they may

have for a display of Memorabilia (Medals Uniforms Cerficates) newspaper

stories of the me.

Bill Boyd


Mologa & district Landcare Group

Order of service


Welcome address and introducon of guest speaker


Anthony Stevenson

Anthony graduated from the Royal Military College Duntroon in 1986 and was

appointed to the Royal Australian Infantry and commanded a Platoon in 8/9 th

Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (RAR). Over the next three years, he

was the Battalion’s Assistant Adjutant, he served with Rifle Company Butterworth

in Malaysia and in 1990 had a six month deployment as a Platoon Commander

with the Australian Army Training Project Team in PNG.

He was promoted to Captain in 1991 and served as a staff officer

at HQ Training Command. In 1993 he was appointed 2IC Alpha

Company in 2/4 th Battalion RAR and was again deployed to Rifle

Company Butterworth. In 1994 he was appointed Adjutant 2/4

RAR. This appointment was cut short due to his selection to be

the Rifle Company 2IC for a six month deployment on Operation

Tamar to Rwanda in August 1994. In 1996 Anthony transferred

to the Inactive Reserve to pursue a new career in the Information

Technology industry.

In 2004 he transferred to the Active Reserve and served in 5/6 th

Royal Victoria Regiment as Officer Commanding B Company.

In 2008 he attended the Army Reserve Command and Staff College

then served as an instructor for officer training at Monash

University Regiment based in Melbourne. Anthony retired from

Army service in 2010 to focus on his family and golf.


Abide with me

Abide with me; fast falls the evende;

The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;

When other helpers fail and comforts flee,

Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

Swi to its close ebbs out life’s lile day;

Earth’s joys grow dim, its glory pass away;

Change and decay in all around I see —

O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;

Shine through the gloom and point me to the


Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain

Shadows flee;

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our father who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name;

Thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptaon,

but deliver us from evil. Amen.

ANZAC Day Prayer

God of love and liberty, we bring our thanks this day

for the peace and security we enjoy, which was won

for us through the courage and devoon of those

who gave their lives in me of war. We pray that

their labour and sacrifice may not be in vain, but

that their spirit may live on in us and in generaons

to come. That the liberty, truth and jusce which

they sought to preserve, maybe seen and known in

all the naons upon earth. This we pray in the name

of the one who gave his life for the sake of the

world, Jesus Christ our Lord.


Recitaon of poem

In Flanders Field by Lieutenant Colonel

John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row by row,

That mark our place: and in the sky

The larks, sll bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

Wreath Laying

The Ode

Comes from For the Fallen, a poem by the English poet and

writer Laurence Binyon

“They shall grow not old, as we are le to grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”

Last Post

One Minute’s silence

Rouse (Flag raised)


Amazing Grace

John Newton (1725 – 1807)

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch like me…

I once was lost but now am found,

Was blind, but now, I see.

T’was Grace that taught….

my heart to fear.

And Grace, my fears relieved.

How precious did that Grace appear….

the hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils and snares….

we have already come.

T’was Grace that brought us safe thus far….

and Grace will lead us home.

When we’ve been here ten thousand years….

bright shining as the sun.

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise….

then when we first begun.


Australians all let us rejoice,

For we are young and free;

We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;

Our home is girt by sea;

Our land abounds in natures gis

Of beauty rich and rare;

In history’s page, let every stage

Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross

We’ll toil with hearts and hands;

To make this Commonwealth of ours

Renowned of all the lands;

For those who’ve come across the seas

We’ve boundless plains to share;

With courage let us all combine

To Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

Closing Thanks

Ceremony concludes and BBQ breakfast




The guns were silent, and the silent hills

Had bowed their grasses to gentle breeze

I gazed upon the vales and on the rills,

And whispered, “What of these?”

and “What of these?”

These long forgotten dead with

sunken graves,

Some crossless with unwritten memories –

Their only mourners are the

moaning waves,

Their only minstrels are the

singing trees

And thus I mused and sorrowed,

I watched the place where they had

scaled the heights,

The heights whereon they bled

so bitterly

Throughout each day and throughout

each blistered night.

I sat there long and listened –

All things listen too.

I heard the epics of a thousand trees,

A thousand waves I heard; and then I knew

The waves were very old,

The trees were wise:

The dead would be remembered evermore –

The valiant dead that gazed

upon the skies

And sleep in great battalions

By the shore.

From songs of a Campaign, by L. Gellert, an ANZAC

The picture on the front cover is by the sculptor Web Gilbert and is

Called “Over the Top.

Web Gilbert was the first head sculptor for the diorama scheme, but

at the same me he connued to make other sculpture and memorials.

Some of his figurave sculptures are similar in subject maer, to

the smaller figures he completed for the dioramas. Ideas for figura-

ve composions, such as Bomber and Over the Top, that were later

produced as finished bronze sculptures can be seen in the Mont St

Quenn diorama, on display in the Western Front Gallery.

Australian War Memorial

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