Hunters Hill Great War soil samples find a resting place

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SOIL samples collected by students on Remembrance Day from the Hunters Hill RSL Sub Branch in Alexandra Street will be on public display as thousands are honoured at Sydney’s Anzac Memorial for Anzac Day.

The soil samples are part of a commemorative project to honour service men who “answered the call to fight in the Great War”.

Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts said the Hunters Hill soil samples will join more than 1,600 samples from across NSW.

“It is a privilege announce this important project to commemorate the sacrifice of those who served their country and contributed to the Anzac legacy,” Mr Roberts said.

“These soil samples were collected from sites where young soldiers enlisted to fight are being collected as part of the Anzac Memorial Centenary Soil Collection project.

“All soil samples will be placed in the renovated Hall of Service with the name of the town next to them,” he said.

Mr Roberts said he would be visiting the Hall of Service at the refurbished Anzac Memorial where the soil samples will be displayed and commemorated by generations to come.

The Anzac Memorial Centenary Project Soil Collection is part of the NSW Government’s upgrade of the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park during the Centenary of Anzac and is scheduled for completion later this year.

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