Padre White Print Page
Desk, Robes and Altar as a memorial to Padre White, Dawn Service Founder.
The first ANZAC Dawn Service was held at Albany in Western Australia which was the assembly point in October 1914 for a troop convoy which carried 30,000 Australian and New Zealand troops to World War One. The first dawn service was the idea of Padre Arthur White. He was army chaplain to the AIF 44th Infantry Battalion in the trenches of France. After the war, soon after being appointed Rector of Albany in 1929, Father White announced his intention to say a Requiem for the War Dead at six o’clock on the morning of ANZAC Day, 1930. After the Requiem, he and the choir and congregation moved in procession to the nearby Albany War Memorial for a simple wreath-laying ceremony.
|Address:||York Street , St John`s Anglican Church, Albany, 6330|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.025535|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Type:||Religious Object|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 26th December, 1976|