In this Centenary of Anzac it is important that we reflect on the Anzac spirit of courage under fire, selfless and unwavering loyalty, tenacity and mateship that was forged in the battles at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. It is also important to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by men and women who served and continue to serve Australia in times of war and peace.
This year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele where Australian forces suffered more than 38,000 casualties during the four month campaign to break through the strongly fortified German defences in Belgium.
2017 is also important in our military history given that it marks 75 years since the Battle of El Alamein, the Kokoda campaign and the Fall of Singapore, which were all significant events that shaped Australia’s involvement in World War II.
Click here to download our ANZAD Day Commemorative Brochure which includes: The War Dog Coverman of Kurri Kurri, The Nurses’ Experience, Kurri Kurri Remembers Hill 60, Putty Remembers the Fallen, Cessnock’s Forgotten Hero, The Wakeman Boys of Abermain, Battle of Passchendaele, Kokoda Track 75th Anniversary, HMAS Cessnock, and ANZAC Day Services & Ceremony details.
ANZAC Day 2017 — 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. Main march at 11.15am from corner New England Highway and Elderslie Street to Rotunda for 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 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 Kearsley Community Hall, Allandale Street, Kearsley. 5:30AM – Dawn Service at the War Memorial at the Hall. 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 – Meet at corner McDonald and Anderson Avenues, march to Paxton Public School for 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.