The Thirty-One: The Bankstown Anzacs who never came home

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare today launched the book The Thirty-One: The Bankstown Anzacs who never came home. The commemorative book is the story of the 31 young men from our local area who went off to fight on the other side of the world and never came home.

Mr Clare was joined at the launch by descendants of the thirty-one, project coordinator Tim Carroll from the Bankstown Youth Development Service and the book’s author Adam Courtenay.

The special event was also attended by local members of the community keen to get a sneak preview of the book and learn more about plans to commemorate Anzac Day in Bankstown on Saturday 25 April at Memorial Oval.

“These 31 men deserve to be remembered. As we approach the 100th Anniversary of World War One I think this book is a very fitting tribute to them and the sacrifice they made for us,” Mr Clare said.

The book has been commissioned and funded by Mr Clare through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

Copies of the book will be available to everyone who attends the special Anzac commemorative event at Bankstown Memorial Oval on Anzac Day, Saturday 25 April, where local residents will be able to watch a live telecast of the Dawn Service in Gallipoli.

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