A Field of Remembrance will be established on Windsor Reserve in Devonport - initially for Armistice Day 2013, and subsequently for major commemorative activities.
The Devonport RSA has resolved to play a leading role in establishing a Devonport Field of Remembrance to focus the Devonport community’s reflection on one of the most significant events of the 20th century.
There are over 120 of Devonport’s sons who died in the First World War and more who have a connection or association with Devonport. A personalised cross for each of those brave men will be placed on Windsor Reserve for each ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, and on other special commemorative dates. The field will remain for two weeks on each occasion.
The Devonport Museum has previously created a display of photographs and details of many of the casualties. It is intended to build on that work by seeking more records from families, conducting further research, and for local schools to study the background of residents and families that were involved.
The Devonport RSA point of contact is the Secretary, Fred Wilson. He would welcome any contributions, photographs, assistance or support by email at [email protected] or on (04) 445-8938.