Diggers remembered at Hostel

REMEMBRANCE Day commemorations were held across the nation on November 11, but one in particular stood out for Lismore RSL Sub-branch president Bob Mowle.

Bob led a commemoration at Caroona Jarman Hostel, Goonellabah and following the service, one resident presented him with a Silent Soldier Statue.

An emotional Ena Hewitson presented the retired Wing Commander with the statuette of a Digger in memory of a friend.

“I’m presenting this from all of us here at Caroona Jarman in grateful memory of all Australian Diggers who fought for freedom in World War II,” she said.

“And I do it for my old mate, Tommy Davidson, who was the former treasurer of Guyra RSL Sub-Branch.

“Of the four brothers who went away, he was the only one to come home and he holds a special place in my heart.

When Mr Mowle shook hands and kissed Ms Hewitson on the cheek, she quickly responded;

“My sister was in the WAF and I’ll bet she was never kissed by a Wing Commander.”

Mr Mowle said that he was honoured to receive such a gift on such an appropriate day.

“That gesture was very special,” he said.

“And I feel very honoured; the moment was special.

“One thing is for sure, the Digger will certainly have pride of place at the Sub-Branch.

Lismore RSL Sub-Branch Remembrance Day commemorations at Caroona Uniting Care are well attended each year.



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