The window display at Classic Dimensions in support of the March of the Dungarees.
The window display at Classic Dimensions in support of the March of the Dungarees. Samantha Oneil

History set to be made

WARWICK is set to step back in tomorrow with the March of the Dungarees commemorations taking place at the Warwick Town Hall from 5.30pm.

The event will commemorate the 239km march from Warwick to Brisbane via Toowoomba, Laidley and Ipswich made by 125 recruits in 1915.

Warwick business owner Robyn Fraser is showing her support for the event and is urging other businesses to participate.

Classic Dimensions has been hosting a nurse in original First World War uniform supplied by the Allora RSL Sub-Branch to promote the historic event.

Mrs Fraser said she liked to support local events and when she received notification of the Dungarees march, she made enquiries initially with no luck.

"I then made contact with Margaret Bryant, whose husband was a soldier. Margaret gave me the contact details for the Allora RSL Sub-Branch," Mrs Fraser said. "The Allora RSL Sub-Branch have supplied the nurse's uniform and Margaret and Tom Bryant supplied the slouch hat.

"The rest is family memorabilia from my father who was a returned solider from the Second World War."

Mrs Fraser said she felt these events were something that needed to respect and appreciated.

Her own family suffered loss with the death of her father's brother during the Second World War.

"I just think about the grief his parents must have gone through," Mrs Fraser said.

"It's important to keep up the interest and appreciation for how those people volunteered to serve the country.

"Imagine the thoughts running through their minds walking 239km to go to war."

Tickets to the event are free but limited, or people are invited to bring their own chair and view the event on the big screen outside Town Hall.

To secure tickets for the event, visit http://www.warwicktickets.com.au.



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