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Spirit of our Brothers

Spirit of our Brothers 2013 Group

Roll of Honour

Cadet Unit, 1906

Remembrance Day

Our college has 135 years of history; we truly stand on the shoulders of giants. CBC Old Scholars have served their country in every conflict and many made the ultimate sacrifice and remain on the battlefield.

As part of a biennial event, in November 2013, 12 representatives from CBC Adelaide will travel to France and Belgium to commemorate the sacrifice of some of the CBC Old Scholars who were killed during the First World War. Approximately 200 old scholars enlisted served in the Great War and most are acknowledged on the Honour Board, in the hall way opposite the Chapel.

The current CBC students will select an old scholar who was killed in action and research their time at CBC and the war service records. From this information the students will write a commemorative address that will be said at the grave site, or memorial of the old scholar. The students will then place a series of mementos on the grave to acknowledge the connection between this memorial on the other side of the world and CBC Adelaide.

The Spirit of Our Brothers 2013 is based on the Connecting Spirits projects which commenced in 2001, and has involved Birdwood High School, and area schools of the Mallee, including Meningie Area School, and Coomandook Area School.

Before the group leaves the students will be meeting regularly to research their old scholar in the Museum and Archives at CBC, online and in other public and private collections. The students can use the research and trip to complete the requirements for their gold or silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards, for their Stage 2 Research Project, Stage 1 or 2 Integrated Studies, Stage 2 History and Community Studies.

As the group is self-funded, we will be holding several fundraising events in the lead up to the departure, culminating in a major fundraising event on the weekend before Remembrance Day 2013.

Mr Michael Lucas
Spirit of our Brothers Coordinator

 

 

Connecting with the CBC Old Scholars who served and remain in France and Belgium.

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