Clayfield-Toombul ANZAC Day Services 2021
Our commitment to both local veterans and the community saw us take the unusual steps in 2020 to pre-record a covid compliant service, which was later broadcast live on ANZAC morning.
We were the only RSL Sub Branch in Queensland to undertake such a task, and as such, we have maintained an unbroken commitment to the conducting of ANZAC Day Services for over 100 years.
This tradition continues, and details of our 2021 ANZAC Day Services can be located on our Facebook page.
Our little slice of Queensland is steeped in the history of the men and women who have served this nation and this year we want to tell the story of four outstanding men.
~ LT COL Terence McSharry CMG, DSO and Bar, MC ~
Terence McSharry saved the Australian position at Lone Pine on the Gallipoli Peninsula before eventually becoming Brisbane’s most decorated ANZAC.
He died trying to save a wounded soldier on the Somme, yet he was almost forgotten in Brisbane until a few years ago. Read more>>
~ Warrant Officer Clifford Cecil Jones ~
Clifford Jones grew up in Windsor but would join the bravest of the brave as a member of Bomber Command in World War 2. He and his Lancaster crew of Australian airmen died trying to save Britain from Hitler’s V2 missiles.
After their bomber was shot down and crashed, local French villagers risked their lives to bury them against orders from their German occupiers. Read more>>
~ LT Thomas Naylor and PTE Norman Watson ~
Two men who grew up just a couple of hundred metres apart in Eagle Junction lie buried 35 metres from each other in France.
They died at Dernancourt in what was perhaps the greatest feat of arms by Australians on the Western Front. Read more>>
To read more about these men, go to the Our ANZAC's page or click on the link above.