National News – Courtesy of Barbed Wire and Bamboo periodical

Upcoming 2017 Commemoration Services:(as advised by the office of The Hon Dan Tehan MP)
25 August 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay Australian War Memorial, Canberra
14 September Anniversary Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Anzac Parade, Canberra
26 September Centenary of the Battle of Polygon Wood Passchendaele Zonnebeke, Belgium
23 October 75th Anniversary of the start of El Alamein Australian War Memorial, Canberra
31 October Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba, Sinai Palestine Campaign Be'er Sheva, Israel
2 November 75th Anniversary of Kokoda and the beachheads Australian War Memorial, Canberra
DVA Ex-POW Statistics as at 6 January 2017
Current Residential Location Ex-POW EuropeEx-POW JapanEx-POW Korea
NSW 25403
VIC 21230
QLD 14221
SA 781
WA 13101
TAS 230
NT 200
ACT 300
Overseas 010
Total WW2 Ex-POWs remaining: 194
WW2 deaths since Sept 2016 report: 23
Total Korean Ex-POWs remaining: 6
Korean deaths since Sept 2016 report: 0
Average Age of remaining Ex-POWs:
Europe 94.9 years old
Japan 95.6 years old
Korea 88.5 years old

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