In order to reflect and remember the stories of individual Australians on the Australian War Memorial’s (AWM) Honour Roll, the AWM holds daily Last Post Ceremonies, choosing one particular man or woman to commemorate each afternoon at 4.55pm.
The 2018 schedule for the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremonies includes seven Australian service nurses. ACN plans to attend each of the ceremonies, listed below, and lay a wreath on behalf of the nursing profession. Those who are in Canberra are invited to also attend, or alternatively you can view all of the Last Post Ceremonies, wherever you are, through the Australian War Memorial YouTube and Facebook live channels.
The 2018 services for nurses are:
26 March Sister Hilda Mary Knox
07 April Sister Kathleen Margaret Neuss
08 May Sister Caroline Mary Ennis
21 June Sister Alma May Beard
27 September Staff Nurse Irene McPhail
31 October Staff Nurse Amy Veda O’Grady
20 November Sister Blodywn Elizabeth Williams
NOTE from AWM: The Memorial reserves the right to make changes to this schedule at any time. If you plan on attending a particular ceremony, please contact the Last Post Ceremony team before making arrangements to avoid disappointment.