ANZAC Centenary information, times and meeting places

The Karuah and surrounding community are welcomed by the President of Karuah RSL Sub Branch, Peter Fidden and fellow members, to come along and participate in the ANZAC Centenary services planned for 2015.

Peter Fidden Karuah RSL Sub Branch President
Peter Fidden

The Dawn Service march will commence at 5.50am from outside Tony King’s garage on the old Pacific Highway then will proceed along the Pacific Highway prior to the service in Memorial Park, Karuah taking place at 6.00am.

Participants in the march are reminded that medals of deceased family members are worn on the right side.

Following the conclusion of the service, breakfast will be served in the RSL Club which will consist of a mixed variety including eggs, bacon and pies.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Memorial Wall adjacent to the Club entrance at 9.00am, and Two Up will begin at 11am.

If any organisation or individual intends to place a wreath at either service, could they please contact the Sub Branch Secretary, Barrie French on 0408449256 to have their name included on the tribute list.

Karuah RSL Sub Branch President Peter Fidden told Myall Coast News, “We hope to get a large contingency of younger people attend the Centenary ANZAC Service this year.”

“Mr Fidden said,” “They will also be holding Centenary ANZAC Services on Friday 24th of April for Students at Karuah, Booral and Stroud Schools.”

As part of the Karuah RSL Sub Branch Centenary Project, in conjunction with the Karuah History Group, each School will be presented with a book titled ‘Karuah and District Centenary

Commemoration’ containing history on local Serviceman, including letters that were sent home to their loved ones.

“The book is aimed at giving the younger generation a better idea of what ANZAC Day is about and remembering our local Servicemen,” he said.

Mr Fidden also said, “A lot of credit and appreciation for putting the book together belongs to Community Organiser Benita Parker.”

Bulahdelah ANZAC information

ANZAC Day, the 25 April 2015, marks the centenary of the Gallipoli landing and there are many events planned in Bulahdelah to commemorate the occasion.

From today, 23 April, the Bulahdelah War Memorial Trust will be presenting an exhibition in the Memorial Hall and the School of Arts and will feature exhibits from WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam and all other conflicts including currently serving personnel.

The Bulahdelah RSL Sub Branch will be involved with the 6am Dawn Service that will be held at the Cenotaph on Meade Street, Bulahdelah.

After the Dawn Service a breakfast will follow for service personnel and their guests and the Bulahdelah War Memorial Trust will provide a sausage sizzle, tea and coffee for the general public.

The ANZAC Day March this year will begin at the Memorial Gates at the Showground.

The march form-up will start at 10.15am and the marching will commence at 10.30am.

Steve Pell, from the Bulahdelah RSL Sub Branch, spoke to Myall Coast News and explained, “Please note that the march is taking a different route than previous years.

“The march will begin down Stuart Street, turn right into Stroud Street and then left into Meade Street to the Cenotaph,” Mr Pell said.

The 11 a.m. ANZAC Service will be held at the Cenotaph.

There will be a luncheon at the Bowling Club for service personnel and their guests.

At 2pm the community is invited to participate in Two- Up at the Bulahdelah Bowling Club.

Tea Gardens ANZAC Information

RSL Up-Date: 24 April Commemoration Day-Dedication of Plaque 11.00am at ANZAC Park Tea Gardens Library.

Exhibition of WW1 Memorabilia presented by Mr Norm Webber open on library days.

25th ANZAC DAY ~ Dawn Service 6.00am ANZAC Park Marine Drive 25 April 2015.

10.00am ANZAC DAY March and Service at ANZAC Park

Form up at the Corner Hough and Marine Drive. Please bring your own chairs for the service. Club participants presenting books please contact Mrs Lois McShane Hon Secretary Ladies Auxiliary on 4997 2200.

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