Upcoming Last Post Ceremonies

The names listed below are those whose stories are told at the daily Last Post Ceremony at the Memorial. The names are listed in order of the day on which their story will be told. 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.

The Last Post Ceremony is proudly supported by the RSL & Services Clubs Association, RSL Victoria and RSL Queensland.

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July 2017

Name Conflict Associated With Last Post Ceremony Date

Sergeant Richard Leslie Spunner

75th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Montevideo Maru

Second World War   1 July 2017
Major General William Holmes First World War Sydney, NSW 2 July 2017
Private William Younger Grubb Black First World War Minmi, NSW 3 July 2017
Private Walter Alwyn Skey First World War Scone, NSW 4 July 2017
Flight Sergeant Arnold Lockyer Second World War   5 July 2017
Private Jeffrey Rex Hobbs Second World War   6 July 2017
Pilot Officer Herbert Leonard Fuhrmann Second World War   7 July 2017

Private Allan Leslie Russell

Second World War   8 July 2017
Sergeant John McGregor First World War Bendigo, VIC 9 July 2017

75th Anniversary of the First Battle of El Alamein

Lance Corporal Alfred Frederick Lear

Second World War   10 July 2017
Private William James Pinch First World War Bendigo, VIC 11 July 2017
Private Arthur Edward Wheatley First World War   12 July 2017
Captain Thomas Ivanhoe Eltham Second World War   13 July 2017
Private Thomas Henry Fitzgerald First World War Port Adelaide, SA 14 July 2017
Captain Louis Leon Le Nay First World War Meckering, WA 15 July 2017
Private John Townshend Glennie Second World War   16 July 2017
Private Albert Samson Hooper Second World War   17 July 2017
Private Ernest Edward Morley First World War Beeac, VIC 18 July 2017
Second Lieutenant Stuart Munro First World War   19 July 2017
Sergeant George Leslie Giles First World War Melbourne, VIC 20 July 2017

75th Anniversary of the Japanese Invading Papua

Lieutenant Colonel William Taylor Owen

Second World War Kew, VIC 21 July 2017
Staff Nurse Lily Nugent First World War Sydney, NSW 22 July 2017
Lance Corporal Michael John O’Connell First World War  Port Pirie, SA 23 July 2017

90th Anniversary of the Opening of Menin Gate

Private William Charles Delaney

First World War Hobart, TAS 24 July 2017
Sergeant John Hudson Langley First World War Bendigo, VIC 25 July 2017
Ordinary Seaman Daniel Stanley Buckley Second World War   26 July 2017
Trooper Stanley Patrick Birmingham First World War Sydney, NSW 27 July 2017
Sapper Edward Victor Riches First World War Adelaide, SA 28 July 2017
Private Bertie Gregson First World War Minyip, VIC 29 July 2017
Corporal Ernest Edward Bernard First World War Sydney, NSW 30 July 2017

Corporal Theodore Willard Wright

100th Anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres

First World War Mount Gambier, SA 31 July 2017

August 2017

Name Conflict Associated With Last Post Ceremony Date
Lieutenant John William Pidcock First World War Newcastle, NSW 1 August 2017
Leading Stoker John Adrian Moxey First World War Port Phillip Bay, VIC 2 August 2017
Private Harold Bede Young First World War Mudgee, NSW 3 August 2017
Private Stanley Grenfell Schweitzer First World War Grenfell, NSW 4 August 2017
Second Lieutenant Harold William Wilthew First World War Sydney, NSW 5 August 2017
Trooper Frederick Arthur Bird First World War Victoria, Australia 6 August 2017
Trooper Norman Charles Dyer First World War Kellerberrin, WA 7 August 2017
Trooper Walter Edward Smale First World War Freestone, QLD 8 August 2017

75th Anniversary of the Sinking of HMAS Canberra

Flight Lieutenant Duncan John Murchison

Second World War   9 August 2017
Private Richard Tuke First World War Sydney, NSW 10 August 2017
Sergeant Frank Alfred Tibbey First World War Sydney, NSW 11 August 2017
Gunner Albert David Beard First World War Melbourne, VIC 12 August 2017
Private William Edward Newson First World War Trangie, NSW 13 August 2017
Able Seaman Andrew William George Huston Second World War   14 August 2017
Ceremony Scheduled     15 August 2017
Private John Dunlop First World War Brisbane, QLD 16 August 2017
Private  Valentine Frederick Idstein First World War Blandford, NSW 17 August 2017
Sergeant Bernard Lyle Smith Vietnam War   18 August 2017
Private Thomas Linthal Jesser First World War Burra, SA 19 August 2017
Captain William Johnston Knox First World War Melbourne, VIC 20 August 2017
Sergeant John McDonald Rankin Second World War   21 August 2017
Private Kenneth Bruce Kendall Second World War   22 August 2017
Private William Walter Knowles First World War Stawell, VIC 23 August 2017
Second Lieutenant Harry Leslie Parry First World War Perth, WA 24 August 2017
75th Anniversary of the Start of the Battle of Milne Bay     25 August 2017
Driver George Hill First World War Kooringa, SA 26 August 2017
Private Samuel Hill First World War Kooringa, SA 27 August 2017
Lieutenant Arthur Auchter Smith Second World War   28 August 2017
Trooper Francis McMahon First World War Kellerberrin, WA 29 July 2017
Sergeant Charles Douglas Hucker Second World War   30 August 2017
Private Alexander Vivian Thompson First World War Young, NSW 31 August 2017

September 2017

Name Conflict Associated With Last Post Ceremony Date
Captain Albert Raymond Bolton-Wood First World War Sydney, NSW 1 September 2017
Private Thomas Edward Latham First World War Nyngan, NSW 2 September 2017
Private James Crawford First World War Gilgandra, NSW 3 September 2017
Private William Downie Second World War   4 September 2017
Corporal Donald Henry Nelson First World War   5 September 2017
Lieutenant Charles Darrell Merrett First World War Melbourne, VIC 6 September 2017
Flight Sergeant Julian Dobinson Second World War   7 September 2017
Lance Corporal Thomas Clark Wilson First World War Sydney, NSW 8 September 2017
Sergeant Robert Graham Second World War   9 September 2017
Leading Aircraftman Norman Robert Banvill Second World War   10 September 2017
Private George Humbert First World War Prairie,VIC 11 September 2017
Private Allen Vincent Charles Hurlock Second World War   12 September 2017
Lieutenant Albert Edgar Fothergill First World War Muswellbrook, NSW 13 September 2017

Major Susan Lee Felsche

70th Anniversary First Australian Peacekeepers Deployed to Indonesia

UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)   14 September 2017
77th Anniversary Battle of Britain     15 September 2017
Flight Sergeant Brian Gordon Grasby Second World War   16 September 2017
Flight Sergeant George Edward Davis Second World War   17 September 2017
Private Ian Scott McDowall Second World War   18 September 2017
Private Edward John Bounds First World War Newcastle, NSW 19 September 2017

Second Lieutenant Frederick Birks

100th Anniversary Battle of Menin Road

First World War Melbourne, VIC 20 September 2017
Private Clifton Percival Smith First World War Ballarat, VIC 21 September 2017
Private William Hubert Long First World War Melbourne, VIC 22 September 2017
Private Walter Stanley Simpson First World War Melbourne, VIC 23 September 2017
Private Elliott Hyles and Private Oscar Hyles First World War Adaminaby, NSW 24 September 2017
Lance Corporal Alfred Hehir First World War Moora, WA 25 September 2017

100th Anniversary Battle of Polygon Wood

    26 September 2017
Sergeant William Henry O'Hara First World War Sydney, NSW 27 September 2017
Corporal Gilbert Glenloth Wilson First World War Port Melbourne, VIC 28 September 2017
Second Lieutenant Ralph Irving Arnold First World War Toowoomba, QLD 29 September 2017
Chief Petty Officer Stores Louis Nicholas Sampson Second World War   30 September 2017

October 2017

Name Conflict Associated With Last Post Ceremony Date
Captain Noel Ernest Biden First World War Hay, NSW 1 October 2017
Private Joseph Henry Turnbull First World War Gin Gin, QLD 2 October 2017
Lieutenant Norman William Wilkes First World War Sydney, NSW 3 October 2017

Lance Corporal Robert Bruce McMillan 

100th Anniversary Battle of Broodseinde

First World War Eugowra, NSW 4 October 2017
Flight Sergeant John Warren Alexander Farthing Second World War   5 October 2017
Corporal Cyril Thomas Cody First World War Coolah, NSW 6 October 2017
Private Lionel Eric Summers First World War Melbourne, NSW 7 October 2017
Second Lieutenant Terrance Edward Langlands Vietnam   8 October 2017
100th Anniversary Battle of Poelcappelle     9 October 2017
Private James Henry Young First World War Mudgee, NSW 10 October 2017
Private Wilson Turton First World War Melbourne, VIC 11 October 2017
100th Anniversary Battle of Passchendaele     12 October 2017
Lieutenant Alfred Herbert Bond First World War Perth, WA 13 October 2017
Trooper Wilfred Lukin Harper First World War Perth, WA 14 October 2017
Private Arthur Moore First World War Melbourne, VIC 15 October 2017
Flying Officer Neil William Neelands Second World War   16 October 2017
Private Edward Walter Wait First World War Goodwood, SA 17 October 2017
Sister Florence Rebecca Casson Second World War   18 October 2017
Private Jack Stanley Dale First World War Glenferrie, VIC 19 October 2017
Lieutenant Charles Percy Farrier First World War Broken Hill, NSW 20 October 2017
Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Samuel Brown First World War  Sydney, NSW 21 October 2017
Flight Sergeant Alan Cryer Second World War   22 October 2017
75th Anniversary Start of the Second Battle of El Alamein     23 October 2017
Warrant Officer Class 1 Gordon Wallace Duff Second World War   24 October 2017
Lance Corporal Alfred John Everleigh Carmichael First World War Young, NSW 25 October 2017
Ceremony Scheduled     26 October 2017
Sergeant Maurice William Carroll Second World War   27 October 2017
Gunner Eric Burgess First World War Geelong, VIC 28 October 2017
Gunner Joseph Bird Burgess First World War Geelong, VIC 29 October 2017
Pilot Officer Maurice Joseph Freeman Second World War   30 October 2017

Sergeant Colin Brodie Bull 

100th Anniversary Battle of Beersheba

First World War Sydney, NSW 31 October 2017

November 2017

Name Conflict Associated With Last Post Ceremony Date
Corporal Cecil James Robinson First World War Thornton, Victoria 1 November 2017

Private Bruce Steel Kingsbury

75th Anniversary Kokoda Campaign and Beachhead Battles
Second World War   2 November 2017
Sergeant Thomas William Mountain First World War Glen Innes, NSW 3 November 2017
Ceremony Scheduled     4 November 2017
Private James Robert Waddell First World War Sydney, NSW 5 November 2017
Corporal Joseph Dominick Coyle First World War Armidale, NSW 6 November 2017

Private William Wilson

100th Anniversary Third Battle of Gaza
First World War Rockhampton, QLD 7 November 2017
Squadron Leader John Cecil Holmes Second World War   8 November 2017
Private Albert John Gould First World War Geraldton, WA 9 November 2017
Ceremony Scheduled     10 November 2017
Rememebrance Day     11 November 2017
Private Frederick Sanders First World War Merbein, VIC 12 November 2017
Private George Summerton First World War Silverton, NSW 13 November 2017
Second Lieutenant Norman James Greig First World War Melbourne, VIC 14 November 2017
Lance Corporal Robert Charles Gordon Greig First World War Penshurst, VIC 15 November 2017
Private George Duncan Radnell First World War Tarnagulla, VIC 16 November 2017
Wing Commander Douglas Carson Riding Second World War   17 November 2017
Ceremony Scheduled     18 November 2017
Able Seaman Edgar Norman Hooper Second World War   19 November 2017
Private John Stanley Piesse First World War Hobart, TAS 20 November 2017
Private Michael James Birchell Vietnam   21 November 2017
Private Herbert Byrne First World War Rainbow, VIC 22 November 2017
Private Luke James Worsley Afghanistan   23 November 2017
Sergeant George Calder First World War Boulder, WA 24 November 2017
Sergeant Douglas William Sinclair Cumper First World War Melbourne, VIC 25 November 2017
Private Michael Malloy First World War Sydney, NSW 26 November 2017
Sister Gertrude Evelyn Munro First World War Ballarat, VIC 27 November 2017
Private  Leslie Charles Mills First World War Briagolong, VIC 28 November 2017
Flying Officer Paul Gotthelf Pfeiffer Second World War   29 November 2017
Stoker William Roy Chapman Second World War   30 November 2017

 

December 2017

Name Conflict Associated With Last Post Ceremony Date
75th Anniversary Sinking of the HMAS Armidale     1 December 2017

Lance Corporal John Henry Winter

Second World War   2 December 2017
Sergeant Morris Solomon Second World War   3 December 2017
Private David Christopher Bourke First World War Brisbane, QLD 4 December 2017
Flight Sergeant Patrick John Edwards Second World War   5 December 2017
Private Raymond Stanley Ellis First World War Candelo, NSW 6 December 2017

 

Private William Gerard McLaughlin

First World War

Gunning, NSW

7 December 2017

Trooper Edgar Alma Mark Wright

First World War

Sydney, NSW 8 December 2017

Private David Murdock

Second World War   9 December 2017

Lieutenant Errol John Lee

Lieutenant Bernard Anthony Garland
Vietnam   10 December 2017
Chief Petty Officer Edward Charles Perkins First World War   11 December 2017
Private Ernest Bullock First World War Garfield, VIC 12 December 2017
Sergeant John Graham Merret Second World War   13 December 2017
Lance Sergeant Dugald Roderick Hood Second World War   14 December 2017
Private Jeremiah Buckley First World War Nimmitabel, NSW  15 December 2017
Private John Joseph Buckley First World War  Morpeth, NSW 16 December 2017
Ceremony Scheduled     17 December 2017
Flight Lieutenant Donald John Wilson Second World War   18 December 2017
Private Roy Hardman First World War Hobart, TAS 19 December 2017
Private Bertie Hardman First World War Hobart, TAS 20 December 2017
Private Walter James Stafford First World War  Gunnedah, NSW 21 December 2017
Lieutenant William Edgar Harry Storer First World War  Sydney, NSW 22 December 2017
Sergeant John Reginald Storer First World War Sydney, NSW 23 December 2017
Lieutenant Harold Alexander Munro Gray First World War Melbourne, VIC 24 December 2017
Closed for Christmas Day     25 December 2017
Private Arthur James First World War  Cairns, QLD 26 December 2017
Sapper Stanley Robert Morphy Second World War   27 December 2017
Private William Marshall Aitken Second World War   28 December 2017
Ceremony Scheduled     29 December 2017
Ceremony Scheduled     30 December 2017
Corporal Dennis McAuliffe First World War Bendigo, VIC 31 December 2017

 

January 2018

Name Conflict Associated With Last Post Ceremony Date
Able Seaman James Hearle Martin  Second World War   Prospect, SA 1 January 2018

Driver Rupert John Fisher

First World War  Gunning, NSW 2 January 2018
Flight Sergeant Keith Kevin Reynolds  Second World War  Sydney, NSW 3 January 2018
Sapper Alfred George Witt Second World War  Waroona, WA 4 January 2018
Pilot Officer Geoffrey Seymour Browne  Second World War  Melbourne, VIC 5 January 2018
Corporal William Henry Brougham First World War  Childers, QLD 6 January 2018

Sapper Lyle John Ranger

First World War

 Argenton, NSW

7 January 2018

Private Roy Alexander McMillan

First World War

 Eugowra, NSW 8 January 2018

Sapper Edgar Ernest Bird

First World War Trundle, NSW 9 January 2018


Sick Berth Attendant Roderick Richard Wilson

Second World War  Burra, SA 10 January 2018
45th Anniversary Proclamation by Governor-General of cessation of hostilities by Australian forces in Vietnam     11 January 2018
Private Thomas Frederick Sewell First World War Portland, NSW 12 January 2018
Private Donald Ewen Ross First World War Dorrigo, NSW 13 January 2018
Private William Samuel Elliott First World War Lismore, NSW 14 January 2018
Private John Henry Elliott First World War Lismore, NSW 15 January 2018
Flight Sergeant Charles Gordon Howie Second World War Ipswich, QLD 16 January 2018
Lance Corporal Robert Slessar First World War Pakenham East, VIC 17 January 2018
Private Herbert James Haslam First World War Melbourne, VIC 18 January 2018
Warrant Officer Alexander Edward Moss Second World War  Perth, WA 19 January 2018
Private Robert Harold Smith First World War Solomontown, SA 20 January 2018
Gunner George Byrne First World War Port Pirie, SA 21 January 2018
Ceremony Scheduled     22 January 2018
Private George Thomas Morley First World War Traralgon, VIC 23 January 2018
Stoker Eric Markham McLoughlin Second World War Hobart, TAS 24 January 2018
Private Lionel John Terry Korea Coburg, VIC 25 January 2018
Lance Corporal Anthony Albert Watson First World War Green Hill, VIC 26 January 2018
Second Lieutenant Cyril Austin Watson First World War Bendigo, VIC 27 January 2018
Trooper Robert Alfred Watson First World War Narrabri, NSW 28 January 2018
Flight Sergeant Rex Crispin Schodd Second World War Sea Lake, VIC 29 January 2018
50th Anniversary of the TET Offensive     30 January 2018
Private Henry Egryn Williams First World War Melbourne, VIC 31 January 2018

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