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Anzac alumni remembered
Lincoln University alumni who lost their lives in the Second World War were remembered by name in the 2014 Lincoln Community Anzac Day Service, held in the Lincoln Event Centre on 25 April. 

Alumnus and retired Senior Lecturer Neil Gow, representing the Lincoln University Alumni Association, and Dr Mark Wilson, a currently serving Senior Lecturer and also an alumnus, shared the reading of the individual names of the more than 40 old students who made the supreme sacrifice in the Second World War.

Over half of those who died were serving in the Air Force, and Neil, who lost a brother killed in air operations over Europe in 1943, read their names. Mark, who is a former New Zealand Army officer, read the names of the Army servicemen who died. 

The service drew a community attendance of more than 300. The Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Professor Bruce McKenzie, represented the University and the Mayor of Selwyn, Kelvin Coe (who is also a Lincoln University alumnus) represented the District along with the Council Member for the Springs Ward, Grant Miller. Former Lincoln University Students’ Association President and University Council member Ivy Harper represented Lincoln Community Committee.

The new Vicar of St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Lincoln, Rev Mark Barlow, who is also Chaplain to the NZ Police in Christchurch, conducted the service and Major Paula Munro of the New Zealand Defence Force was the guest speaker.

Former Lincoln University staff member Alys Allan provided the music and Professor McKenzie and Mr Gow laid the joint Lincoln University/Alumni Association wreath.