Each year we commemorate ANZAC Day, showing our gratitude for those who served. This brochure seeks to tell us more about a few of those people.
The stories give us an idea of what our region was like 100 years ago, and how local people experienced the catastrophe of the First World War. I am proud to offer it to you, in the hope that it adds to your reflections this ANZAC Day.
Thank you to the RSL sub-Branches, both for their assistance with our information brochure which you can download here and their ongoing work for remembrance.
ANZAC Day 2016— Services and Ceremonies
Reflection Service at St Paul’s Church, Kurri Kurri on Sunday 17th April at 7.00pm. All Welcome.
Abermain – The march to move off from corner Bathurst Street and Cessnock Road at 8.30am. March to Jeffries Park Cenotaph for service. Breakfast at Abermain Bowling Club afterwards.
Branxton – Dawn Service at Branxton Rotunda, John Rose Avenue, 5.20am. Main march at 11.15am from corner New England Highway and Elderslie Street to Rotunda for Service.
Bulga – Gather at 10.30am at the Bulga Recreation Ground, Inlet Road, Bulga for commencement of March at 11am.
Cameron Park – Closest Service West Wallsend (see below)
Cessnock – Dawn Service at the Memorial in Darwin Street at 5.30am. Service at Veteran’s Park, Aberdare Road 9.30am. March from Ex-Services Club at 11.15am to Memorial for Service. Edgeworth Closest Service West Wallsend (see below)
Greta – Dawn Service at 5.30am at the Cenotaph on New England Highway. Main march at 9.30am from corner of Nelson Street-New England Highway. March to Cenotaph for Service.
Holmesville – Closest Service West Wallsend (see below).
Kearsley – March from Tennis Courts at 4.50am for Dawn Service at Community Hall at 5.00am.
Kurri Kurri – Dawn Service at Cenotaph Rotary Park at 5.00am. Day Service march to begin at 9.45am (from Mitre 10) to Cenotaph for 10.00am Service.
Neath – Service at the Neath Hotel from 10.00am, including the lighting of the Miner’s Lamp. Millfield Gather at St. Luke’s Anglican Church at 5.15am, for the march to Millfield Public School for the Dawn Service.
Paxton – Meet at corner McDonald and Anderson Avenues at 5.10am, march to Paxton Public School for service. Breakfast at the Bowling Club afterwards.
Putty – Service held at Putty Hall at 10.00am.
Weston – March to begin from Sub-Branch Hall on Cessnock Road at 9.00am. The march will pro- ceed along Cessnock Road, Hall, First and Station Streets prior to Service at the Cenotaph.
West Wallsend – Service at Memorial Park starting at 10am.
Wollombi – Service at ANZAC Reserve at 5.45am, followed by breakfast.