2014 ANZAC DAY SERVICES GUIDE

ALBURY

5.30am: Dawn service at War Memorial, Monument Hill. 

9am: The parade will commence and will be led this year by Veterans of the War in Afghanistan. The parade will commence from the eastern end of Dean Street and proceed west to Townsend Street and Elizabeth Street where marchers will be directed where to turn and terminate. Both sides of Dean Street will be used by some elements of the parade. All veteran groups, the Army and schools will march on the right hand side of Dean Street (northern side). Spectators are asked to keep both sides of the street clear for the safety of all participants.

10am: Main service at Albury War Memorial on Monument Hill. This is the official Albury ANZAC Day service where official wreaths will be layed and the ANZAC Day address given by Colonel Todd Ashurst the Commander of the Joint Logistics Unit (Victoria).

** 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles: assemble corner of Dean and Spencer streets at 8.30am for step off at 9am. Get together at Commercial Club after march. Please remember to wear your black berets.

** Albury Wodonga sub-branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Inc invites all National Servicemen to participate in a small wreath-laying service at our memorial at the top end of Dean Street, Albury (adjacent to the Harold Mair footbridge) at 8.15am. For further information contact Brian Gibson on (02) 6021 6364.

** Mass at St Patrick’s Church, corner Olive and Smollett Streets, Albury. Fall in 6.45am, Mass begins 7am. All ADF and veterans of all wars, wives, partners, relatives and friends are most welcome to participate. “Our Mates Poppy Garden” is open from 7am to 4pm Anzac Day.

** Albury Legacy will be marching under its own banner following the last of the service units. All widows and past Legacy wards wishing to march in memory of their husband or father are invited to join. Wheelie walkers cannot be accommodated but wheelchairs with able bodied carers are welcome.

** The SS&A is conducting a commemorative service at the Club Memorial Wall commencing at 7.30am. The ADF is supplying a Reviewing Officer as guest speaker, a Padre, Catafalque party and a lone piper and bugler will participate also.

** Wednesday, April 23, 10.30am Anzac Day service, St Matthew’s Church. All welcome.

BARNAWARTHA

10am: Commemoration service at War Memorial followed by morning tea at the SM hall catered for by the Barnawartha CWA. Relatives of veterans are encouraged to wear their medals at the service in their honour.

BEECHWORTH

6.30am: Dawn service at Cenotaph, Town Gardens followed by gunfire breakfast.

11am: March down main street of Beechworth followed by service in Town Hall Gardens.

12.15pm: Refreshments, fellowship and traditional Anzac Day games, RSL clubrooms.

BENALLA

6am: Dawn service at Cenotaph in the Memorial Precinct of the Botanical Gardens with assembly at 5.45am.

10am: Assemble in Bridge Street east between Georgina’s Restaurant and KFC.

10.30am: Step-off. The march will proceed to the Cenotaph and wreath laying service in the Memorial Precinct of the Botanical Gardens.

** RSL Sub-Branch would like to invite/encourage relatives and descendants of World War I veterans to march, as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. We would also like to invite new and affiliate Sub-Branch members, relatives and descendants of Australian Defence Force members to join the march. Relatives and descendants are to wear medals on the right breast (left breast is reserved for the original owners). A bus will be provided for the use of non-marching veterans and disabled will be parked outside the Benalla Bowls club until 10am and then proceed to the assembly point by 10.15am.

BERRIGAN

8.30am: Assemble at the corner of Chanter Street and Jerilderie Street.

9am: March will commence along Chanter Street to Memorial Hall for service.

BETHANGA

8.30am: Service at the Soldiers Memorial Hall Gates, followed by morning tea in the hall.

BOREE CREEK

2.30pm: Boree Creek cemetery

3pm: Service at Boree Creek Hall. Anyone wishing to bring and lay a wreath is welcome. Those wishing to march and wear relatives medals may do so. (Medals to be worn on right breast). Guest speaker from Kapooka. Afternoon tea will be served following the service, ladies a plate please.

BRIGHT

6.15am: Dawn service at Bright Memorial Clocktower, Mafeking Square. Members of the Australian Defence Force will mount a Catafalque party. The service will include laying of floral tributes, bugle calls and peaceful reflection. A gunfire breakfast will immediately follow the service for members and their guests at the RSL clubrooms in Camp Street. 

10.30am: Assemble in Barnard Street.

10.45am: March commences. The Bright Brass will support the parade. Family members may wear the medals of a deceased relative on their right breast and join the parade.

11am: Service will commence. Members of the Australian Defence Force will mount a Catafalque party. Limited seating is available for the elderly and infirm. The Bright Brass will provide the music with the Bright Singers and Sing Australia. Guest speaker will be WOFF Scott Matthews of the RAAF. Following the service, members and guests are welcome at the RSL clubrooms for barbecue and refreshments. Further information: Bruce Nordeck (03) 5755 1028.

BROCKLESBY

9.15am: Gather for march outside Memorial Hall.

9.30am: March and service commences at war memorial, followed by refreshments in the Brocklesby hall.

BURRUMBUTTOCK

12.30pm: Service at the Cenotaph

CHILTERN

6am: Dawn service at War Memorial.

11am: Memorial service at War Memorial, followed by a presentation at the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall on the military history of one of Chiltern’s World War I veterans. Relatives of veterans are encouraged to wear their medals at the service in their honour.

COROWA

5.45am: Assemble at the Corowa monument (top of Sanger Street and Honour Avenue) for combined dawn service (Corowa and Wahgunyah).

6am: Gunfire breakfast, Corowa RSL Club (tickets issued by RSL sub branch).

10.30am: Assemble, corner Sanger and Church streets, Corowa prior to march to the Corowa monument for service.

11am: Service commences.

1pm: Two-up, Corowa RSL Club.

CORRYONG

10.30am: Assemble for march at Court House Hotel.

10.40am: March to the Cenotaph.

11am: Commemoration service at the Cenotaph. Full barbecue at RSL Hall. Refreshments available. Traditional games run by the Corryong RSL and the Corryong Fire Brigade.

CULCAIRN

10.15am: Gather at Coach Terminal Park, Railway Parade.

10.30am: March to Culcairn Memorial for ceremony and wreath laying.

11am: Memorial service at Town Hall.

ELDORADO

5.45am: Assemble in front of post office for short march to the community hall and Cenotaph. The parade marshal will take charge and all present will march to the Cenotaph.

6am: Dawn service. Roxanne Bodsworth will conduct the prayers. David Ellis a local returned serviceman will MC the service. The service will be followed by a gunfire breakfast in the hall.

FINLEY

10.45am: Assemble at the corner of Murray Street and Headford Street.

11.15am: March along Murray Street to Memorial Park for service.

HENTY

10.15am: Assemble at Henty Community Centre, Ivor Street.

10.30am: March to Memorial Park.

11am: Wreath laying at the Cenotaph. Following the wreath laying service, residents are invited to the Henty Community Civic Centre for the service. Light lunch in the Blue Room for RSL members and guests.

HOLBROOK

5.40am: Assemble at the Cenotaph at Ten Mile Creek Gardens.

5.45am: Catafalque party mounts the guard on the Cenotaph and the dawn service commences.

6.30am: Gunfire breakfast at RS Club.

10.30am: Assemble for march at corner of Hume Street and Albury Street.

10.45am: March commences.

11am: Catafalque party mounts the guard on the Cenotaph and ceremony commences.

12.30pm: Complimentary drinks at the RS Club for all ex-serving personnel, all serving personnel and all other invited guests of the Holbrook Sub-Branch.

1.15pm: Luncheon available at a cost of $13 for all ex-serving personnel, all serving personnel and all other invited guests of the Holbrook Sub-Branch.

HOWLONG

6am: Dawn service at Cenotaph, Lowe Square, followed by breakfast at Howlong Golf Club.

11.30am: March commences. Main service at Cenotaph followed by lunch at the Howlong Golf Club.

JERILDERIE

6am: Dawn service at Cenotaph to be followed by breakfast for those in attendance at the Civic Hall.

9.45am: Assemble for march outside the Jerilderie Pharmacy.

10am: March to the Cenotaph for wreath laying ceremony. Commemoration service follows in the Civic Hall. Guest speaker: The Hon Tim Fischer AC.

JINDERA

5.45am: Dawn Service at Memorial Park. Fire brigade providing breakfast for a gold coin donation.

10.30am: Service at Memorial Park, corner Dight Street and Urana Road.

LOCKHART

9am: Short service at Lockhart cemetery.

10.30am: Main service to commence with the march from the Commercial Hotel to the Cenotaph, where the service will be conducted, with speeches and laying of wreaths. At the conclusion of the ceremony all are welcome at the Ex-Servicemen’s Club for a gold coin donation barbecue.

MANSFIELD

6am: Dawn service, Memorial Gates.

10am: Commemoration, Memorial Gates.

MITTA VALLEY

12.30pm: March commences.

12.45pm: Service at war memorial, Eskdale.

MORUNDAH

9.50am: March to commence and proceed to Memorial Wall. Those wishing to march and wear relatives’ medals may do so (medals to be worn on the right breast).

10am: Service to commence. Guest speaker Flight Sergeant Morgan from RAAF Base Wagga. Anyone wishing to bring and lay a wreath is welcome to do so. Morning tea to be served following the service (contributions would be appreciated).

MOUNT BEAUTY

7am: Early morning service at Bicentennial Park, Lakeside Avenue (adjacent to shire office).

10.30am: Assembly point for march, corner of Hollonds and Park streets.

11am: Commemoration service at Cenotaph. Activities and refreshments and barbecue lunch at Mount Beauty Country Club at conclusion of service.

MULWALA

6am: Dawn service at Memorial Wall at Club Mulwala followed by gunfire breakfast afterwards for those who attended the service.

9.30am: March to War Memorial for service. Assemble at Bailey Street Roundabout.

MYRTLEFORD

6am: Dawn service with direct broadcast from the Melbourne Shrine via ABC radio. Tea and coffee will be available from 5.30am at the Albert Lowerson Memorial VC Cenotaph, Clyde Street, Myrtleford.

11am: Service to be held at Albert Lowerson Cenotaph, Clyde Street, followed by refreshments and two-up at the Myrtleford RSL Sub-Branch, 34 Smith Street. Inquiries contact secretary, Bryan Meehan 0412 712 467.

OAKLANDS

10.45am: Assemble at the ex-post office steps.

11am: March to commence and head up Milthorpe Street to the Cenotaph. Returned servicemen, school children and any other marchers welcome. A ceremony will follow with the laying of wreaths and fallout parade. Thereafter all will progress to the Oaklands RSL Club for the Anzac Day civil service. Guest speaker from Bandiana Army Barracks. A Catafalque party will be in attendance. Light refreshments following the service.

RAND

6am: Dawn service. Breakfast available.

11am: March down the main street, with school children, past service men and women, residents of the Rand community and surrounding districts all welcome.

11.05am: Service. Light luncheon available at the Bowling Club.

RUTHERGLEN

5.55am: Dawn service in Memorial Gardens.

6.30am: Breakfast in Memorial Hall supper rooms.

8.50am: Form up at Jasper’s/Shell corner for march.

9am: Service in Memorial Gardens, Murray Street.

10am: Morning tea in the Memorial Hall supper room followed by Fellowship, two-up and watch the Essendon/Collingwood game on the big screen in the Rutherglen Memorial Hall supper rooms.

TALLANGATTA

10.30am: Assemble at SES.

10.45am: March to Cenotaph.

11am: Service in Triangles.

Noon: Light refreshments at Memorial Hall. All invited.

** If weather is inclement all activities will be in Memorial Hall.

TANGAMBALANGA

5.30am: Assemble for pre-dawn coffee in Community Centre.

5.45am: Dawn service at the Cenotaph, Kiewa East Road, Tangambalanga.

6.30am: Gunfire breakfast, Community Centre. All welcome.

8.20am: Assemble for the march at St Mark’s Church, Huon Road.

8.40am: March off for the Cenotaph.

9am: Memorial Service at the Cenotaph.

10am: Community morning tea at the Community Centre. All bring a plate to share.

** There will be barbecue lunch for RSL members and friends and prospective members at the Tangambalanga Community Centre.

THE ROCK

10.45am: March commences, which will include local school children.

11am: Commencement of the official ceremony at the Cenotaph. A Catafalque party from Kapooka will guard the Cenotaph during the ceremony as a mark of respect. The guest speak will be lieutenant of the squad. 1pm: Members of the Armed Forces and affiliate members will gather at The Rock Memorial Bowling Club for drinks and lunch.

TOCUMWAL

10am: Assemble at the corner of Deniliquin Street and Murray Street.

10.15am: March along Deniliquin Street to RSL Hall for the service.

URANA

10.30am: Assemble at Macknight Park.

11am: March to commence and proceed to Memorial Hall. Ex-Servicemen and women, children from Urana Central School, St Francis Xavier School, St Francis De Sales College and members of fire brigades and SES are invited to march.

11.15am: Service to commence. Guest speaker: Mr John Rockliff representing Wagga Legacy.All interested persons are welcome to attend the service. Those wishing to march and wear relatives’ medals may do so (medals to be worn on right breast). Refreshments to be served following the service. Ladies a plate please.

WAHGUNYAH

9.30am: Assemble outside School of Arts hall prior to marching to Wahgunyah monument for service.

9.50am: Service commences.

WALLA

10.30am: Assemble for march.

10.45am: March begins.

11am: Service begins at Bicentennial Park. Soldiers from Bandiana and pipers from the Scots School band will be in attendance. During the service the World War I commemorative medal found at Morgan’s Lookout will be presented to the family of Sergeant Stewart.

Noon onwards: Sausage sizzle and tea at the Rural Transaction Centre.

WALWA

10am: Wreath laying at Memorial hall, Main Street. Organisations and families welcome.

** Traditional two-up games in aid of Legacy. Brunch provided free of charge by Walwa Jingellic Lions Club.

WANGARATTA

6am: Dawn service at the Cenotaph, followed by gun fire breakfast for members and ex-service personnel in the 2/24th function room.

8.30am: Service at Wangaratta cemetery, Mason Street entrance.

9.30am: Service at North East Health, medical imaging foyer

10.30am: Assemble for march in Reid Street.

10.40am: March off.

11am: Main service at the Cenotaph followed by light luncheon in the 2/24th function room for members and ex-service personnel (provided by women’s auxiliary), gold coin donation.

1pm: Annual two-up game in RSL car park.

** Disabled/elderly veterans. Essential that names be received to ensure sufficient vehicles available. Veterans to be at bus stop, corner Murphy and Reid Streets by 10.15am.

Barbecue King George V Gardens after main service. Barbecue and drinks for underage people conducted on behalf of the RSL by Appin Park Rotary Club.

** 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles: assemble at RSL Reid Street 10.20am for step off 10.40am. Please remember to wear your black berets.

WODONGA

** Due to road works in High Street the march will change location. The march will turn left into Havelock Street from Reid Street, right into Lawrence Street then right into Hovell Street at the water tower (saluting bay near the water tower) end of march past the Post Office gates in Hovell Street.

5.40am: Form up for dawn service, Woodland Grove Memorial.

6am: Dawn service.

6.45am: Breakfast at clubrooms.

10.15am: Form up in order of March (Reid Street and Council car park next to Huon Hill). Vintage military vehicles will collect older vets from the clubrooms and drive them to form up.

10.45am: Step-off.

11am: Memorial service, Woodland Grove Memorial.

Noon: Lunch clubrooms, traditional games (eastern side of clubrooms). Please note: All organisations, associations, schools and individuals intending to lay a wreath, have wreaths properly marked and handed to RSL representatives located at the water tower end of Woodland Grove by no later than 10.20am.

** Albury Wodonga sub-branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Inc invites all National Servicemen to participate in a small wreath-laying service at our memorial at the top end of Dean Street, Albury (adjacent to the Harold Mair footbridge) at 8.15am. For further information contact Brian Gibson on (02) 6021 6364.

YACKANDANDAH

5.30am: Assemble at Memorial Gates for dawn service.

5.45am: Dawn service.

6.30am: Gunfire breakfast at Senior Citizens Centre.

9.15am: Assemble for the march in Williams Street.

9.30am: March off. 

9.50am: Memorial service in Memorial Gardens incorporating the unveiling and dedication of the Post World War II Honour Roll for the former Yackandandah Shire.

10.30am: Morning tea in Senior Citizens Centre (BYO plate to share).

Noon-6pm: Two-up at the Star Hotel.

YARRAWONGA

11am: Step off from the old fire station in Piper Street, Yarrawonga followed by comradeship at Clubmulwala.

YERONG CREEK

10.45am: Marchers are invited to form up in front of the Rural Centre for march to the Stanley Gavin Park.

11am: Commemoration ceremony to commence.

** All are welcome to attend or march before adjourning to the Yerong Creek Bowling Club for a light luncheon. People attending are asked to bring a plate to share. Enquiries Alan Taylor (02) 6920 6157.

All times and venues have been supplied by various sources, including RSL sub-branch officials and shire offices and were correct at the time of publication. For verification of other services please contact your local RSL sub-branch.

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