A date for your diary – February 2019.
Each day starting at 16:55 AEDT, the Australian War Memorial in Canberra farewells visitors with its moving Last Post Ceremony. The ceremony begins with the singing of the Australian National Anthem, followed by the poignant strains of a Lament, played by a piper. Visitors are invited to lay wreaths and floral tributes beside the Pool of Reflection. At each Ceremony the story behind one of the names on the Roll of Honour will be told. The Ode is then recited, and the ceremony ends with the sounding of the Last Post.
On behalf of the family I formally submitted an on-line request for a Last Post Ceremony for Uncle Jim, 4783 Pte. James Ross Duperouzel. My request has been acknowledged and is now being processed. Due to the level of interest the Last Post Ceremony has received the process from request to delivery takes approximately 24 months. Once the story has been written, the Senior Project Officer will make contact with me to arrange a suitable date. As my request was made in early February 2017, I am advised that the earliest date for a Ceremony to take place for Uncle Jim is February 2019. I will update this web site and my Facebook page once I know the exact date.
To enable anyone anywhere in Australia or overseas to view the Last Post Ceremony, it is streamed live daily on the AWM’s Facebook page, and on their dedicated Last Post Ceremony YouTube Channel from 16:55 AEDT and lasts about 20 minutes.
Please visit the AWM website for detailed information about the Last Post Ceremony: http://www.awm.gov.au/events/last-post-ceremony/