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Cobar recognises Rankin ties on Anzac Day

Cobar’s connection to the HMAS Rankin was reiterated at this year’s Anzac Day commemorations by special guest Captain Stephen Hussey from the Australian Navy, who previously served as Lieutenant Commander of the submarine HMAS Rankin, named after Cobar-born Robert William Rankin, who fought in World War II. Captain Hussey spoke […]

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Many locals recognised for war service

Anzac Day 1917 was celebrated at Cobar Public School with the unveiling of a Roll of Honor which listed the names of former pupils who had enlisted for World War I.  Among them was Corporal Christopher Askew. At the time the teachers, pupils and local dignitaries at the ceremony didn’t […]

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ANZAC Day commemorated

  The focus of ANZAC Day commemoration ceremonies this year was the Western Front in France and Belgium where some of the great battles of World War I were fought. RSL Sub Branch Cobar president Ben Hewlett spoke at Monday’s services at the War Memorial Hostel Dawn Service and later […]