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Netball SA Annouce New ANZAC Day Medals

poppyNetball SA, in partnership with Veterans SA, the RSL and the SA Community Football League, is pleased to announce the establishment of ten (10) new Netball medals to be presented to the best-on-court player in Anzac Day matches across the state.

Medals have also been struck for ten (10) Anzac Day football matches across SA.

The following ten leagues will participate:

League Anzac Day match Netball Medal
Adelaide Plains United v Balaklava Sister FR Casson Medal
Barossa, Light & Gawler Gawler Central v Willaston Lucy Tremlet Medal
Great Flinders Cougars v Lock McConnell/McFarlane Medal
Great Southern Strathalbyn v Langhorne Ck Margery Gamlin Medal
Mallee Lameroo v Pinnaroo Sister FR Casson Medal
Mid South East Mt Burr v Tantanoola Sister Mules Medal
Northern Crystal Brook v Jamestown-Peterborough Ruth Kitto Medal
North Eastern South Clare v Burra Booborowie Hallett Sister M Bidmead Medal
River Murray Mypolonga v Mannum May Mills OBE Medal
Yorke Peninsula Southern Eagles v Moonta Annie Trennery Medal

NETBALL

ANNIE TRENNERY

Yorke Peninsula ANZAC Day Netball Game

Nursing Sister born at Moonta served in WW2 was killed alongside the other Bangka Day nurses when the Japanese bombed the boat she was on.

SISTER F R CASSON

Adelaide Plains ANZAC Day Netball Game

Sister Casson was born in Willistown and served as a nurse in WW2 she was one of the nurses massacred at Banka Island in 1942

LUCY TREMLETT

Barossa Light & Gawler ANZAC Day Netball Game

Lucy was born in Shea Oak Log near Gawler she left for the AIF with the first ANZACs and served in Cairo, France and England.

McCONNELL/McFARLANE

Great Flinders ANZAC Day Netball Game

Two Army nurses who died during the sinking of the Hospital ship CENTAUR on 14 May 1943 both nurses were born in Cowell

MARGERY (PHILLIPA) GAMLIN

Great Southern ANZAC Day Netball Game

Australian Army Medical Womens’ Service (AAMWS) served in New Guinea

SISTER F R CASSON

Mallee ANZAC Day Netball Game

Sister Casson was born in Willistown and served as a nurse in WW2 she was one of the nurses massacred at Banka Island in 1942

SISTER MULES

Mid South Eastern ANZAC Day Netball Game

Sister Mary Mules is a local identity who has a long history of service to the community and a keen interest in netball.

RUTH KITTO

Northern ANZAC Day Netball Game

Mrs Ruth Kitto was a Lieutenant in the Army with the 2/7 Australian General Hospital and saw service overseas including PNG.

SISTER M BIDMEAD

North Eastern ANZAC Day Netball Game

Martha Bidmead was a Nursing Sister who was appointed to the Nursing staff at Burra Burra District Hospital in 1898 after which she served in the war in South Africa.

MAY MILLS OBE

River Murray ANZAC Day Netball Game

May Mills was a teacher, land owner and local identity, she managed a property on Shepherds Hill Rd as well as serving on the National Women’s Council. She was also instrumental in the development of the Women’s Memorial Playing Fields, she was awarded an OBE in 1960.

FOOTBALL

J P WOODS VC

Adelaide Plains ANZAC Day Football Game

J P Woods was born in Gawler and was awarded the VC for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty near Le Verguier, north-west of St. Quentin, on the 18th September, 1918

F & C SCOTT

Frank & Cleve Scott brothers both killed, both members of the 10 battalion in WW1.

Barossa Light & Gawler ANZAC Day Football Game

PETER LEWIS

Great Flinders ANZAC Day Football Game

Local identity nominated by Cummins League.

SMITH/FOLLETT

Great Southern ANZAC Day Football Game

Smith is a Vietnam veteran and a keen follower of the local league, Follett is a local identity who’s father served in WW2.

GEOFFREY BLACKET

Mallee ANZAC Day Football Game

Local identity nominated from within the local area

HERB ASHBY DCM

Mid South Eastern ANZAC Day Football Game

Played for Kongorong and was a distinguished member of the veteran community.

A SULLIVAN VC

Northern ANZAC Day Football Game

Arthur Sullivan was born in Crystal Brook and served with the 45th Battalion he was awarded the VC for his action on the 10 Aug 1910.

L C WEATHERS VC

North Eastern ANZAC Day Football Game

Temporary Corporal LC Weathers, 43rd Battalion, was awarded the Victoria Cross at Péronne on 02 Sep 1918.

COLIN WAKEFIELD

River Murray ANZAC Day Football Game

Local identity nominated from within the local area

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