Lanham Legacy Lunch Invitation

June 6, 2016

Lanham Financial Advisory presents
100-Year Tribute Lunch

On 19 July 1916 Australian soldiers launched their first major attack on the Western Front. The operation was a disaster. Over 5,500 Australians of the 5th Australian Division were killed, wounded or captured in what has been termed “the worst 24 hours in Australian history”.

During this luncheon, Australian War Memorial military historian Ashley Ekins will examine the causes of the failures at Fromelles and explain its significance as we approach its centenary on 19 July 2016.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated in support of the Legacy Children’s camps, holidays and activities.

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Twice a year up to 40 Legacy children attend a Legacy camp where they have the opportunity to spend time with others that have similar life experiences to them. They enjoy adventure and friendship, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Date:       Friday 15th July 2016

Time:      12.00 for 12.30pm start, concluding at 3.30pm

Aqua Lounge, Cronulla Leagues Club, Woolooware Bay

$100+GST per person. Tables of up to 10 are available.
(please note no auctions or raffles will be held on the day)


Guest Speaker

Ashley Ekins is Head of the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial where he has worked as a military historian for more than 26 years. A graduate of the University of Adelaide, he specialises in the history of the First World War and has published widely on the role of Australian soldiers in The Great War.

His books on the First World War include: 1918 Year of Victory: the end of the Great War and the shaping of history; War Wounds: medicine and the trauma of conflict . His most recent book, Gallipoli: a ridge too far is a study of the pivotal battles of August 1915.

Special Guests

Mrs Bree Till is a Shire resident, school teacher and mother of four children. Her husband 31-year-old Sergeant Brett Till was the 10th Australian solder to die in Afghanistan.

Mr Fred Cassidy AO is a survivor of the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, 1945. Fred is currently President of the RAAF 30th Squadron Beaufighters Association and a former President of St George Legacy.

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We hope you can make it!

Peter Lanham
Lanham Financial Advisory