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Anzac of the Year Awards 2013

August 29, 2012


The public of Murray is invited to nominate an individual or group for the 2013 Anzac of the Year Awards. Federal Member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone says locals should think of someone who has acted selflessly in the best interests of others.
“There’s up to 7 Anzac of the Year Awards presented each year to stand out individuals or groups” Sharman Stone said. “They come from all walks of life, helping in all kinds of situations.”
“Past winners include Australian school teacher Lambis Englezos. This is the man who found the burial site for the diggers lost in the Battle of Fromelles in the north of France. This mission took place on the 19th of July, 1916, during World War I. It was the first time Australian soldiers were involved in battle on the Western Front. It was a disaster, with the Germans holding the high ground and the military advantage. Thousands were killed, but around 200 bodies were unaccounted for. Mr. Englezos suggested they may have been buried behind German lines, which turned out to be correct.
“In the local area in recent times we have seen communities pull together in the face of devastating floods. Reminders remain with damage to the roads still being repaired and of course the tents being used by the Numurkah Hospital.
“There are many unassuming people that have shown tremendous compassion with their acts of generous service to others. Now is the time to give them some recognition” Sharman Stone said.
Nomination forms are available via email from the RSL Victorian Website, or phone 9655 5555.


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