Wisbech RAF Association visit Mount Pleasant Cemetery to pay their respects on Anzac Day

The Wisbech branch of the RAFA visited Samuel Jude’s grave in Mount Pleasant Cemetery to pay their respects.

The Wisbech branch of the RAFA visited Samuel Jude's grave in Mount Pleasant Cemetery to pay their respects.

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A RAF Association branch joined members of the Royal British Legion at the last resting place of a Wisbech man to mark Anzac Day.

The Wisbech branch of the RAFA visited Samuel Jude’s grave in Mount Pleasant Cemetery to pay their respects.

He went to Australia where he joined the Australian Imperial Forces and was sent to France with the 3rd Battalion of the A.I.F where he was wounded in July 1916.

He was evacuated to Woolwich Military Hospital but died of his wounds and his remains returned to Wisbech by train.

He left an orphan son in Australia. His brother also died in France serving with the A.I.F in 1917.

A list of names of many other Wisbech men was read out, who also died in service with the A.I.F.

Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions.

It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

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