Tigers ANZAC day commemoration

Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. 

Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance, which takes two forms. Commemorative services are held across the nation at dawn – the time of the original landing, while later in the day, former servicemen and servicewomen meet to take part in marches through the country’s major cities and in many smaller centres. Commemorative ceremonies are more formal, and are held at war memorials around the country. In these ways, Anzac Day is a time at which Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war.

The Tyne Tees Tigers pay tribute to all ANZAC servicemen and women and specifically to Stanley Chippendale of Parramatta, New South Wales.

Stan served in the France during the first world war receiving the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions under fire in 1916. Sadly, Stan was wounded during the war and evacuated to England where he was to succumb to his injuries. Stan was buried in Newcastle upon Tyne many thousands of miles away from his homeland.

Please join the Tigers in paying our respects to Stan and all ANZACs at St. Andrews Cemetery, Tankeville Terrace, Jesmond, NE2 3BU on ANZAC day, Tuesday 25th April at 6.00pm.

"Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives ... You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours ... You, the mothers who sent their sons from faraway countries, wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well." -  Mustafa Kemal  AKA Atatürk

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