Cockburn RSL Digger made special mention of contribution of nurses during WWI

Willagee MLA Peter Tinley lays a wreath during last Tuesday’s Remembrance Day service in Hamilton Hill.
Willagee MLA Peter Tinley lays a wreath during last Tuesday’s Remembrance Day service in Hamilton Hill.

ABOUT 120 people made it down to Hamilton Hill's Memorial Hall Monument on Tuesday to commemorate the 96th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

Cockburn RSL’s Digger Cleak paid tribute to all Australians who served in the first war dominated by artillery, and made special mention of our nurses.

‘The nurses have too often been overlooked for their service during World War I and other wars,’ he said.

‘Many continued to look after our soldiers even after they came back home.’

Digger and RSL member Arthur Stanton also pledged to host a service there next year, despite uncertainty over the sub branch’s future under local government reform.