Honouring Anzac Day in the Upper Lachlan Shire, 2019

2019 Anzac Day: Services timetable of commemorative program. Photo: Mariam Koslay.
2019 Anzac Day: Services timetable of commemorative program. Photo: Mariam Koslay.

Crookwell

Dawn service

Crookwell's Anzac Day services will begin with a gun fire breakfast at 5am.

People can assemble for the dawn service march at the Crookwell Returned and Services Club (RSL) in Goulburn Street by 5.30am. The march will proceed to Memorial Park for the Dawn Service at 6am.

People who mark and have a voucher will be offered a free breakfast held at Crookwell Hotel, or the cost is $10 per head.

  • Those who wish to lay a wreath or flowers can telephone Bev Hatch on 0474 812 807.

Commemorative service

The commemorative service will assemble at the Crookwell RSL on Goulburn Street by 10.30am and proceed to Memorial Park for the Commemorative Service at 11am.

The Royal Australian Air Force will conduct a flypast in a Hercules Transport aircraft at 11.45am (subject to delay or cancellation).

Morning Tea will be served by the Crookwell Country Women's Association at the CWA rooms. The cost is $5 for a "bottomless" cup of tea or coffee, all of the proceeds will go towards Soldier On.

ANZAC Day lunch

Lunch will be held at the Crookwell RSL at 1pm.

World War 2 veterans and widows, carers and invited guests will receive a free lunch. The RSL sub-branch members, partners and others the cost is $25 p/h. Bookings are to be made at the RSL by April 19.

The traditional two-up game will be held in the auditorium of the RSL at 4.30pm

Gunning

Gunning's dawn service will be held at the Cenotaph at 5.45am. Breakfast will be served by the Gunning Lions at the Foley Centre for $5 p/h after the service.

Commemorative service

People can assemble for the march at Pye cottage by 10.40am. The march will proceed down Yass Street to the Cenotaph for the commemorative service at 11am.

The march is open to service and ex-service personnel, schoolchildren and any member of the public wishing to represent ex-service personnel.

The Gunning chapter of the Yass RSL sub-branch is including a Step Up segment in the service. Residents and children can give an account of a family member's service in any conflict involving Australia and is not confined to those names on the Cenotaph.

  • If you would like to Step Up call Dave Findlay on 4845 825.

Taralga

Taralga's dawn service will be held at 5.30am at the Cenotaph in Orchard Street.

Lunch will be held at the the Sports Club at 12.30pm, while the march will get underway at 2.30pm from the Cenotaph. Following the march, a memorial service will be held at the Taralga Memorial Hall.

Bigga

Bigga's commemorative services will be held in the Bigga Memorial Hall at 11am. The assembly for the march will be at the recreation ground at 10.45am.

A light lunch will follow at the Federal Hotel for a small fee.

Breadalbane

The Breadalbane community will once again honour ANZAC Day with a commemorative ceremony. In 2018, the first Anzac Day ceremony was held at Breadalbane. This followed the installation of brass plaques to commemorate the men and women who served in any conflict.

This year, the ceremony will begin at 8am on April 25 at the Breadalbane Hall in Chisholm Park. Jane Dawson will pay homage to her great aunt Millicent Armstrong in an address about her inspiring role in World War 1.

Those who plan on laying a wreath during the ceremony can let the committee know by email: breadalbanehall@gmail.com or 0408 993 966.

Following the ceremony a barbecue breakfast will be held.