We are reminded today of the sacrifice made by these men from the other side of the world who left all that was dear to them to serve on the Western Front. One of our bells is dedicated to their spirit, the spirit that lives on.
7th bell – The ANZAC Bell
The ANZAC Bell – In memory of the ANZACs who fought during the Great War. From Australia, 416,809 enlisted, of whom 60,000 were killed and 156,000 were wounded, gassed or taken prisoner. From New Zealand, almost 100,000 enlisted, of whom 18,000 were killed and 41,000 were wounded or suffered illness. Many from both nations fought in the Ypres Salient and many are buried or commemorated here. May those that hear and ring this bell remember their deeds.
Remembering Alfred George Reynolds, J.P. MLA. W. AUST., who was born at Milton, Queensland on 22nd May 1894. He enlisted on 3rd September 1914 in Queensland, in the AIF, No. 3 Field Ambulance, A Section, Service Number Q62. He embarked from Brisbane on 25th September 1914 on board HMAT Rangatira A22 and he served in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Belgium. He arrived back in Australia on 5th December 1918 and was discharged from Military service on 3rd February 1919. He died at South Perth, Western Australia, on 19th April 1976 – He is remembered by his son Laith Reynolds and family.