100-year-old WWII veteran the guest of honour for Yass Anzac Day commemoration

Updated April 27 2021 - 2:56pm, first published April 25 2021 - 2:00pm

Anzac Day commemorations in Yass were extra special this year with a 100-year-old veteran named guest of honour. Yass resident John Cockburn served as a telegraphist throughout World War II and escaped Singapore before it was taken over by the Japanese. He retired from the Australian Air Force in 1946.

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Hannah Neale


Hannah is a reporter with The Canberra Times. She is currently covering ACT courts. Hannah started as a journalist with The Southern Highland News and The Goulburn Post before moving to the ACT.

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