Wor. Bro. Barry Stephenson, Wor. Bro. David Padgett and Wor. Bro. Arthur Rolph braved the pouring rain and heavy late afternoon traffic of Sydney to visit the Lodge Army and Navy No 517, meeting in the Sydney Masonic Centre on Wednesday night 12th April, 2017.
Lodge Enterprise No.400 has had several visits by Bro. Roland Millbank, Director of Music of Lodge Army and Navy No.516, over recent times. This meeting was their annual “ANZAC” commemoration Service.
Visiting Masons from England, America, local lodges and from Newcastle were invited into lodge room to witness the opening of the Lodge. Where all were given a very hearty welcome by the Worshipful Master, Wor. Bro. Robert Price.
At the conclusion of lodge business the Lodge was closed and non-masons and ladies were admitted and welcomed to the Lodge room.
As part of the ANZAC Service, V.Wor. Bro. Lt. Col Michael Price presented very interesting talk on the life of Major General Harold “Pompey” Elliott one of Australia’s most respected generals from World War 1. He is particularly remembered for his opposition to the infamous Battle of Fromelles which ultimately resulted in the loss of so many of his brigade.
After the ceremony all then retired to the Festive Board for an excellent meal and an illustrated ANZAC presentation by Bro. Cpl. Lachlan Youll on his army experiences in Afghanistan.