Remembrance Day 2018: Elgar’s “They are at rest”

The choir of Westminster Abbey, directed by Douglas Guest 1978

The Moruya and District Historical Society

Remembrance Day Exhibition - 'One Family's Tragedy'

Frederick Clarke, son of William and Eliza Clarke of Coila, was 22 when he died on the Western Front on 23 August 1918. Fred was one of 61 514 Australians who died during World War 1. Currently on display are letters and telegrams from the time of his death, telling the story of the Clarke family tragedy; one of many.

Particularly poignant are copies of two letters, both written on 25 August 1918. One was written by Eliza Clarke to her son.

The other was written from the front by Sister Lindsay to Mr Clarke advising him of his son's death. This evocative display will be open (free) on 11 November following the Remembrance Day service and will remain on exhibition until the end of the month.

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