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Hospital’s Piper Heads to Kokoda Memorial

St Andrew's piper Jeff Goward
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital staff member Jeff Goward is travelling with his bagpipes to play in the Kokoda ANZAC Day Memorial Service.

On Sunday Mr Goward will pipe alongside walkers on the trail such as Channel Seven’s David Koch as they end their trek.

As St Andrew’s community remembers their history and that of the ANZACs with their memorial service on Tuesday, celebrated since 1959, Mr Goward will be playing his bagpipes at the Kokoda ANZAC Day service.

Mr Goward, a member of the St Andrew’s Pipe Band, looks forward to honouring his Father, who served in World War II.

“This (piping) has served me well, and has allowed me to travel the world,” he said.

“If I am invited back I won’t say no, it’s an experience I’ll never forget.”

St Andrew’s Anzac Day Service will be held at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Level 3 Roof Top Garden on Tuesday 25th April, from 8am.

A piper and bugler will play at the service, just as were heard at the Hospital’s opening in 1958, when it officially became a public war memorial and a living memorial to those who served in Australia’s wars.

Photo : St Andrew’s piper Jeff Goward