At College … We will remember them

28 Apr 2021

Our College community gathered for the annual Anzac Day Memorial Service in Chapel, with the boys filing pass the rows of white crosses on the Quad that starkly signify the loss of 152 Old Boys.

Each cross bears a name of those young men who have made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts around the globe.

With the service moved online last year because of the pandemic, today’s gathering again reminded College boys of the importance of recognising those who fought to ensure a better life for the next generations.

The service – led by College Chaplain Rev. Bosco Peters – included a reading by Head Prefect Jack Belcher and prayers read by Deputy Head Prefect Jamie Barr.

Executive Principal Garth Wynne, CCOBA President Richard Polson and the Head Prefect laid memorial wreaths, recognising College’s great loss.

The poignant notes of The Last Post – played by Oliver Butler (trumpet) and Matthew Brett (side drum) – filled the chapel, followed by a minute’s silence.

The Ode of Remembrance – an extract from Laurence Binyon’s For the Fallen – was read by Bosco.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left 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.

Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou.
We will remember them.
We will remember them.