April 18th, 2023Anzac Day Services around the shire
Anzac Day commemorates the anniversary of the landing of Australian and
New Zealand troops at Gallipoli, Turkiye on April 25, 1915. The date was
the start of the major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand
troops during World War I.
This Anzac Day services, marches, guest speeches and gunfire breakfasts are being
held to commemorate the day at locations throughout the region with many local
RSL sub-branches involved. They include:
1pm for 1.30pm start – Anzac Day Service at the Bullarto Hall
6am – Dawn Service at the cenotaph, corner of Service and Fraser Streets, Clunes
8.30am – Cemetery Service at the Soldiers Graves, Clunes Cemetery
10.45 – March and Anzac Day Service. March starts at the RSL Building and
concludes at the cenotaph with service and wreath laying ceremony.
1pm – Two up at the National Hotel, Clunes
5.40am – Dawn Service – assemble at the cenotaph for a 5:50am start followed by
the Gunfire Breakfast in the Senior Citizens Centre.
9.30am – Service at the Soldiers Graves at the Creswick Cemetery
10am – Service at the Memorial Stones, RSL Hall.
10.15am – Anyone wishing to take part in the March to assemble at the Splash
Park (bottom of Albert Street).
10.30am – March commences.
11am – Anzac Day service – Creswick Cenotaph.
2pm – Two up at the front of the RSL Hall.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior for each of the following:
6.30am – Dawn Service at Daylesford cenotaph to be followed by gunfire
breakfast at Daylesford RSL
10.30am – March from Daylesford Town Hall to the cenotaph for main Anzac
Day Service followed by lunch at RSL building.
9am – Anzac Day Service at the memorial
8.30am – Anzac Day Service at the Hepburn Springs Memorial
Kingston (Avenue of Honour, Kingston)
9am – (arrive 8.30am) for Anzac Day Service at the cenotaph, corner of Victoria
and Kingston Roads at the start of the Avenue of Honour. Service to feature guest
speaker Lucas Duffy, great-grandson of WWI serviceman J.T. O’Connor.
6am – Dawn Service at the cenotaph to be followed by a gunfire breakfast by gold
coin donation at the Kyneton RSL Club Rooms, Mollison Street.
9.30am – Parade to the cenotaph
10am – Anzac Day Service at the cenotaph to be followed by light refreshments at
the RSL Club Rooms, Mollison Street.
6am – Dawn Service, Trentham CFA Shed
11.30am – March starts at the Town Square and proceeds along High Street
11.30 – Refreshments at the Trentham Neighbourhood Centre
11.30 – March up High Street to the Woodend RSL Building. Starts High St slip
Rd (opposite supermarket)
11.45am – Anzac Day Service at the Woodend RSL Club Rooms to be followed