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ANZAC Remembrance

Justin Boyle —

Most years ANZAC Day falls in the first term holidays, but we believe it is important to mark this occasion each year early in the second term. Our school paused in reflection during the cross ceremony which was held on Tuesday 17 May. 

51 Bedeans died in various wars throughout the course of the last century, the first three of them in World War One, only a few years after the College opened in 1911. This included twin brothers, Lawrence and Leo Donohue, who died 44 days apart in battles in France in 1917. They were first-year pupils at the College.

Three of the crosses laid on the site of the old chapel, were by family members of those slain, adding to the solemnity of the occasion.

Listed below are the Bedeans who died in war with a brief citation which was read as part of the liturgy by our senior boys.