Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sean McCarthy Way - Renaming of Community Crt Highfields

17th March 2018

Community Court has been re-named Sean McCarthy Way in memory of the Highfields Soldier.

Almost a decade after he was killed while serving in Afghanistan, Sean McCarthy will be honoured with a formal naming of a Highfields street. An arduous fight led by the Highfields Sub-Branch RSL with Toowoomba Regional Council to rename Community Court in memory of the former Highfields soldier killed in action, aged 25. The petition leading to the community memorial and official opening of Sean McCarthy Way has taken almost four years to come to fruition.

"The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce, AD CVO the 25th Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia will be officiating. Ben Roberts-Smith VC, MG as well as Mark Donaldson, VC who was a member of the Patrol on which Sean was killed are also attending. A military parade is being provided by the 7th Signal Regiment - Electronic Warfare and the Defence Force School of Signals - Electronic Warfare Wing. Sean served at both these Cabarlah based units during his career. We are also being joined by The Mayor, Councillors, Senior military commanders, as well as the current Commanding Officers of the 3 units Sean served in during his career."  Source - Highfields RSL

The official opening was held under the shade of the gum trees of the Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Resreve at the entrace. These photos below thanks to Councillor Bill Cahill.

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