Adelaide Event - 2021 "Don't Forget Me Cobber" Lunch

The 2021 "Don't Forget Me Cobber" Fundraising Lunch

The lunch will be held on 26 November 2021

Tickets can be purchased via the FOLLOWING link  https://www.trybooking.com/BSDIB

Bookings will close on 18 November 2021

Funds raised on the day will directly support the on-going development and operations of this important Memorial.

Today's Honour Roll

November
29
Today's Honour Roll recognizes 261 Australians who fell on this day in history.
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Name Date of Death Conflict
BODGER, Thomas Edward Ralph 29 Nov 1915 World War 1
MIDDLETON, Rawdon Hume (VC) 29 Nov 1942 World War 2
JOHNSON, Frederick Miller 29 Nov 1915 World War 1
GAMBETTA, Noel 29 Nov 1915 World War 1
BUTLER, Neville Edward 29 Nov 1944 World War 2

“Cobber”

“Cobber”

 

STRETCHER” “STRETCHER”- the anguished cry, no man could stand against

Thousands dead and wounded, the day had just commenced

So into the fog yet again, to search for every stranded mate

“HERE, HERE” we’d found five men - but for three we were just too late

With a bleeding man on each of our backs, and lost in the foggy sea

We were half way across no man’s land, when we heard this mournful plea

"Don't forget me cobber"

 

Upon return we went out to search, for the man who’d cried in great despair

To leave him out there alone and wounded, would be more than we could bear

We picked him up, along with his mate, near the enemy’s defences

Then covered in blood we struggled back, to the safety of our trenches

‘We didn’t forget you cobber”

 

© Robert S Kearney