Remembrance Day 2018: where to pay your respects on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice

Scone RSL Sub-Branch president Val Quinell and secretary George Clementson at the Scone 2018 Anzac Day dawn service.
Scone RSL Sub-Branch president Val Quinell and secretary George Clementson at the Scone 2018 Anzac Day dawn service.

Remembrance Day is this Sunday and it has a special significance in 2018.

Sunday, November 11 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18).

One hundred years ago, on November 11 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare.

In the four years of the war more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, and more than 60,000 of them had died.

There were 492 volunteers enlisted in the Great War from Scone and surrounding areas.

Of those, 104 were killed. 

Each year on November 11 Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

Remembrance Day commemorations will be held at Cenotaphs and other memorials across the Upper Hunter on Sunday with all community members invited to attend and bring family to pay respects, gathering from around 10.30am.

Remembrance Day commemorations will be held at:

Scone – Scone Memorial Swimming Pool, 2/14 Guernsey St, Scone

Aberdeen – Aberdeen RSL Club, 23 Moray Street, Aberdeen

Murrurundi – War Memorial Gate, entrance of Murrurundi Bowling Club,131 Mayne Street, Murrurundi 

Merriwa – Merriwa War Memorial, 101 Bettington Street, Merriwa 

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