The Mice of Moresby

55|53 Battalion Association

The Ode

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted:
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old
as we that are left grow old
age shall not weary them
nor the years condemn
at the going down of the sun
and in the morning
we will remember them
we will remember them

Lest we forget
Lest we forget

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John Mccrae

Today We Remember

1965 Goyen George AlbertSergeant/ Warrant Officer - CSM- Company Sergeant MajorNX133027 (N46987)Died 13 June 196555 Battalion & 7 Machine Gun Battalion
1976 Bevan Colin CampbellPrivateN175341Died 13 June 197655/53 Battalion
1981 Keen Norman HaroldPrivateNX164905 [N247666]Died 13 June 198155/53 Head Quarters Company
2008 Esen William George (Santa)PrivateN375078Died 13 June 200855 Battalion -  D Company - 17 Platoon

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