The much-treasured WW1 bugle once belonging to Norm Kneipp that’s a regular feature of local ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services has been formally placed into the safekeeping of the Tenterfield RSL Sub-branch by its custodian Terry Kneipp, Norm’s nephew.
Norm serviced two years in the 6th Australian light Horse Regiment, serving in the Middle East before being wounded in action in Palestine, dying of his wounds on December 19, 1917.
He came from a family that had its own brass band in Tenterfield, so he was a natural choice to be bugler of his unit. Following the war, the bugle was returned to the family by Lt. Col. Sir Michael F Bruxner.
The bugle has been in the Kneipp family collection since that time and is now being placed on loan with the RSL to be placed on display and to continue to be played on appropriate occasions.
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