Anzac Day 2019: Where to attend services and events in the Upper Hunter Shire

ANZAC DAY: Thursday April 25 2019 marks the 104th anniversary of the Anzac's landing at Gallipoli shores to fight in World War I.
ANZAC DAY: Thursday April 25 2019 marks the 104th anniversary of the Anzac's landing at Gallipoli shores to fight in World War I.

THOUSANDS of community members are expected to gather at Anzac Day ceremonies across the Upper Hunter on Thursday April 25. 

Anzac Day is the solemn day of remembrance of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli in 1915.

It is also a day of remembrance for all soldiers who have fought and died for their country and is recognised with a public holiday in Australia.

Council offices, childcare services, libraries, waste management facilities and many local businesses will be closed on the day.

The following events are organised by local RSL branches or community members.

Aberdeen

6am - Dawn Service - Memorial, Moray Street, followed by breakfast

8.30am - Assemble for March in Bedford Street, near pre-school

9.10am -  March and Remembrance Service

10am - Official proceedings followed by brunch - Auditorium of Aberdeen RSL.

Cassilis

10.45am -  Assemble at the corner of Branksome Street and Ancrum Street to march across the bridge, or if not marching, assemble at the War Memorial Park Gates. There will be a wreath laying ceremony followed by refreshments at the Cassilis Bowling Club

Gundy

8am - Free bus from Scone RSL Club, hotels, and Scone Bowling Club to Gundy, and return

9am - March from Linga Longa Hotel to service at Gundy RSL Hall

Merriwa

5.40am - Dawn Service at Cenotaph

7am - Breakfast at Merriwa RSL

10.30am - March from front of RSL Club to Cenotaph

10.40am - Remembrance Service at Cenotaph

Murrurundi

6am - Dawn Service - Memorial Gate - Bowling Club

10.45am - Assemble at Adelaide Street

11am - March to Murrurundi Memorial Gates

11.30am - Remembrance Service at Memorial Gates

Scone

6am - Dawn Service - War Memorial Swimming Pool

10.30am - Assemble at Kelly Street

10.45am - March to War Memorial at Barwick House, Kelly Street

  • If you have an Anzac Day event you would like added to this list, send it to caitlin.reid@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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