UPDATE: Due to the 7-day Victorian lockdown commencing at 11.59pm on Thursday 27 May, the Boer War Day Service has been postponed to Sunday 27 June.
The Boer War Association Victoria would like to invite the Victorian Guides to attend this year’s Boer War Day Service at the Shrine of Remembrance 2021 to honour the Australians and New Zealanders that fought together in the Boer War in the ANZAC Tradition.
The Boer War Service will this year commence at 12 noon to commemorate the 23,000 Australians and more than 6,500 New Zealander soldiers and nurses that served with 1,000 Australians and more than 230 New Zealanders who were killed in action, died of wounds or accidents or from disease, paying the supreme sacrifice.
Miss Vanessa O’Neil Consulate General of New Zealand, will deliver the commemoration address.
The Association is keen to encourage young people to participate in the short march and service at the eternal flame.
The march will commence from the lower end of the Shrine forecourt at 12 noon, led by the Creswick Light Horse followed by the Tobruk Pipes and Drums, the Great War Association in Boer War Uniforms Banners and flags.
An attractive personalized A4 parchment certificate will be awarded to each and every guide in uniform and where 6 of more attend from one group a special framed certificate will be awarded to the group.
You will be required to arrive early to give all names and group contacts to an official at the registration tent at the lower Shrine forecourt before the march.
Lord and Lady Baden-Powell of Gilwell and Honourable Wendy Baden-Powell will also be attending.
Family medals may be worn, and anyone interested in the Boer War are also invited.
Light refreshments will be provided after the service.