St Margaret’s girls commemorate Remembrance Day

Around 180 St Margaret’s School walked to Cenotaph in High Street, Berwick to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice which ended the First World War on Friday.

By Jessica Anstice

Around 180 St Margaret’s School, Berwick girls from Year 7 to 9 with their accompanying teachers walked to Cenotaph in High Street, Berwick to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice which ended the First World War on Friday.

Mr Mark Easton, senior humanities teacher, addressed the students with the meaning behind this Remembrance Day.

He explained that this Sunday it will be 100 years to the day that the First World War ended.

Mr Easton said it is important to remember that behind every one of the numbers is a personal story, a single soldier with a family, with a life and with hopes and dreams.

The college recognised Berwick soldier Fred Sibert.

Fred was born in Berwick in 1895. His parents moved to Perth when Fred was a boy and as a young man Fred worked in Queensland as a timber cutter.

He enlisted to join the Australian Army in October, 1916 and on 22 of September, 1917 he joined the front line near the Belgian city of Ypres.

During heavy fighting on the 10 October he was hit in the stomach by shell fragments and died before he could reach the dressing station. His war had lasted for nineteen days.

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