City stories to be shared at unveiling

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    Knitwitz members Lois Emmett and Karin Crake helped make these wreaths to lay for future Armistice and Anzac days.

    SEVERAL Invercargill stories are set to be shared on an information panel to be unveiled today, Armistice Day.

    The South City South Alive Heritage Trail panel at the South Invercargill War Memorial site on Elles Rd holds information of a soldier and nurse who served during World War 1.

    Born in Invercargill in 1887, 2nd Battalion New Zealand Rifle Brigade Company Sergeant Major Peter Alphonsus Scully’s story was shared.

    Killed in action, only one week before armistice in 1918, he had received the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

    The service at the memorial, beginning with a minute’s silence at 11am, would be socially distanced and following Covid-19 rules.

    Wreaths would be laid, including wreaths knitted by the Knitwitz to lay for future Armistice and Anzac Days at the site.

    Project manager Julz Orr said there would be nine panels on the trail around South Invercargill.

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