Lest we forget: Anzac Day images 2010

Basil Stephenson and Ross Parker crewed on the HMAS Lismore from 1942 to 1946 and have been making the journey to Lismore for Anzac Day for decades.

Mr Stephenson makes the trip from Ballarat and said while in years past there had been many more crew members attend the march, this year there were only three.

Mr Stephenson laid the floral anchor on the cenotaph this year, with assistance from cadets. His son Craig made the trip for the ceremony and pushed his father in a wheelchair, borrowed for the march.

Mr Parker made the trip up from Prahran in Melbourne.

The HMAS Lismore, commissioned in January 1941, escorted convoys to ports in Africa, India, Burma and the Persian Gulf. It was soon dubbed the ‘lucky ship’, emerging unscathed from several clashes with the enemy.

In 2001 Lismore City Council held a special civic ceremony to recognise the sacrifices made by the crew members who did not return from World War II and those who did.


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