This year marks the end of the centenary of World War I, where our community has come together to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by Australian service personnel during all theatres of conflict.
Over the last four years, we have uncovered many stories that explore the heroism and sacrifice of our local service personnel. Their determination and commitment to protecting our values and freedoms has ensured we have remained a democratic nation. All of us remain indebted to these men and women.
By exploring the efforts of local service personnel, our community can gain a greater appreciation of their actions during times of war and peace. Across our Electorate, there are many stories of the service of local men and women. I believe it is only right to share these unique experiences and achievements to ensure their memory lasts. Reflecting on their service is the least we can do.
Click here to download our ANZAC Day Commemorative Brochure which includes: From Rothbury to Rear Admiral, Colonial Forces in the Boer War, The Larrikin from West Wallsend, Abermain Gave One of It’s Finest, Howes Valley Heroes, Dark Days for the Germans, Saving Villers-Bretonneux, Pelaw Main Memorial Pillars, Remembering the Sacrifice, Committed to Life Long Service, Armistice Anniversary, and ANZAC Day Services & Ceremony details.
ANZAC Day 2018 — Services and Ceremonies
Abermain – 8.30am – March from the corner of Bathurst Street and Cessnock Road to the Jeffries Park Cenotaph for the Service.
Branxton – 5.20am – Dawn Service at Branxton Rotunda, John Rose Avenue. Morning Service at 11.15am – March from the front of the old Branxton Inn, New England Highway to the Rotunda for the Service.
Broke – 5.30am – Dawn Service at Broke War Memorial, Broke Street, Broke. Morning Service – 10.00am – Service at Broke War Memorial.
Bulga – 10.30am – Gather at the Bulga Recreation Ground, Inlet Road, Broke. 11.00am – Service at the Recreation Ground.
Cameron Park – Closest Service West Wallsend (see below)
Cessnock – 5.30am – Dawn Service at the Cessnock Cenotaph which is located in the grounds of Cessnock TAFE, North Avenue, Cessnock. Morning Service – 9.30am – Service at Veteran’s Park, Aberdare Road, Aberdare. Main Service – 11:15AM – March from former Cessnock Ex-Services Club, along Vincent Street to the Cenotaph for the Service.
Edgeworth – Closest Service West Wallsend (see below)
Greta – 5.30am – Dawn Service at Greta War Memorial Cenotaph, New England Highway, Greta. Morning Service – 9:30AM – March from the corner of Nelson Street and the New England Highway then march to the Cenotaph for the Service.
Holmesville – Closest Service West Wallsend (see below).
Kearsley – 5:15AM – March from Kearsley Tennis Court to the Cenotaph at Kearsley Community Hall, Allandale Street, Kearlsey. 5:30AM – Service at the Cenotaph. Breakfast will follow inside the Hall.
Kurri Kurri – 5:00AM – Service at the Cenotaph in Rotary Park, corner of Lang and Hampden Streets, Kurri Kurri. Breakfast will follow at Kurri Kurri Bowling Club. Morning Service – 9:45AM – March from Mitre 10 to the Cenotaph. 10:00AM – Service at the Cenotaph.
Neath – 10:00am – Lighting of the Miner’s Lamp at Neath Hotel, Cessnock Road, Neath.
Millfield – 5:15AM – Gather at St Luke’s Anglican Church, Wollombi Road, Millfield and march to Millfield Public School for the Service.
Paxton – 5.10am – Gather at the Corner of McDonald and Anderson Avenues, Paxton and march to Paxton Public School for the Service.
Putty – 10:00AM – Service at Putty Community Hall, Putty Valley Road, Putty Valley.
Weston – 9:00AM – March from Weston RSL sub-Branch Hall, Cessnock Road, Weston to the Cenotaph in Weston Memorial Park. 9:20AM – Service at the Cenotaph.
West Wallsend – 10:00AM – Service at West Wallsend Soldiers Memorial Park, corner of Carrington and Hydes Streets, West Wallsend.
Wollombi – 5:45AM – Service at Wollombi Anzac Reserve, corner of Wollombi and Narone Creek Roads, Wollombi.