On Friday 12 October Mr Andrew Glasson, Dr Peter Provis, and Year 9s Lachlan Arthur and Euan Stenhouse attended the RSL's fundraiser, ‘Don’t Forget me Cobber’ for the Virtual War Memorial. This year's fundraiser also coincided with the 100-year anniversary of armistice for World War I (11/11/1918). Key speakers at the lunch included the Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson AO (below with Lachlan Arthur, left, and Euan Stenhouse, right), Major General Stuart Smith AO DSC (former Deputy Chief of Joint Operations) and Robert ‘Dogs’ Kearney OAM (Historian, Author and Mentor).
Charles Campbell College was invited to the event in acknowledgement of the school’s ongoing involvement and contribution to the Virtual War Memorial programme – in which students select a veteran soldier to research and build a biography of their life. Many of these biographies have been published on the Virtual War Memorial website and can be viewed by members of the public at https://vwma.org.au/.