The Captain Raymond Allsopp (A.A.M.C) Memorial Award -
The School with the support of The Old Boys' Union has reinstituted the Captain Raymond Allsopp (A.A.M.C) Memorial Award. The award will be to a Year 12 Student. The award for 2014 will be presented next Tuesday 9 September 2014 at the School Assembly.
Captain Raymond Allsopp, an Old Boy of Parramatta Marist, studied medicine at the University of Sydney, and subsequently joined the Australian Army Medical Corp at the outbreak of World War II. He was killed by a mortar bomb whilst heroically tending to his fellow wounded soldiers whilst under fire during a Japanese ambush in Balikpapan, Borneo, Dutch East Indies, in 1945.
The recipient of the Captain Raymond Allsopp Memorial Award has demonstrated exemplary conduct in his relationships with his fellow students and teachers and, as was also written about Captain Raymond Allsopp in the 1945 school yearbook, "has demonstrated Christian charity, fortitude and devotion to duty' and is 'one who approaches so near the knightly ideal that a Catholic school proposes to its alumni".
This memorial cup was kindly donated by another Old Boy, Elias Wehbe, from the Class of 2001. Elias is the owner of the Chemist Warehouse, Parramatta. The Old Boys' Union has also contributed to the cost of the cup.
The award would be offered in perpetuity (and retained by the school) with the student's name being engraved on the cup or base. The student themselves will be given a commemorative medallion (shown above) as a keepsake. The maker of the medallions, T and G Signcraft, Balmain (who also makes the Order of Australia awards), has also designed and engraved the cup for the School.
The award winner will also receive a $100 gift voucher from Chemist Warehouse Parramatta and a $100 gift voucher from the associated optometry practice.