ANZAC Day Commemoration at Richmond RSL Sub-Branch

Richmond RSL Sub-branch will commemorate ANZAC Day 2022 with a Dawn Service to be held at the Richmond War Memorial, Richmond Park, from 5.00am on Monday 25th April 2021.

The Dawn Service will include the traditional Catafalque Party, keynote addresses and the laying of veteran organisation and community wreaths.

Covered seating will be available for dignitaries, veterans and older family members, who should arrive no later than 4.40am. Local community members are most welcome to participate in the ceremony, ensuring that they follow current COVID restrictions. The wearing of face masks is optional.

Richmond RSL Sub-branch welcomes the many veteran and community groups who, each year, participate in this commemoration and who lay wreaths to honour our veterans. Richmond RSL Sub-branch will continue to invite local community families and individuals to lay private wreaths in honour of family members who have served, or are serving.

For clarification, even though COVID restrictions are being relaxed, Richmond RSL Sub-branch will not commemorate ANZAC Day, including the traditional march from the RSL Sub-branch to the Richmond War Memorial, on the Sunday prior to ANZAC Day (24th April 2022). For additional information, please contact the Richmond RSL Sub-branch Secretary, Gillian Fletcher on 0438782419 or the Publicity Officer, Lynette Bowles, on (02) 4578 2804.

Anzac Dinner
The Lions Club of West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook will be holding its 54th Anzac Commemoration Dinner on Wednesday, 20th April at West Pennant Hills Sports Club.

A moving remembrance service will be conducted before the dinner.

Keynote speaker is Colonel and Judge Doug Humphreys OAM, who will talk about the remarkable story of one of our first Anzac soldiers, Charles Melville Macnaghten (1879 to 1931)

Special guest and speaker is a World War 2 veteran and one of the last surviving “Rats of Tobruk” Dennis Davis who is 102.

The Castle Hill resident was a member of the famous 9th Division AIF which withstood blistering attacks by Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Corps in 1941.

The dinner is open to all members of the community, not just Lions members, who wish to pay their respects to all servicemen both past & present.

DATE: Wednesday, 20th April, 6.30pm for 7pm start.
VENUE: West Pennant Hills Sports Club, 103 New Line Rd, West Pennant Hills.
COST: $50 for 2-course meal.
RSVP Peter Butler by emailing to [email protected] (0411 174 905).
Payment is required by 13th April.

Galston Anzac Services

An ANZAC Sunday March and Commemoration Service will take place on Sunday 24 th April at 2.30pm at the Galston Cenotaph, located next to the History Cottage on Galston Road. Marchers are to assemble on the Galston Aquatic Centre Road at 2pm ready to march off at 2.15pm. Those attending the service are asked to be seated by 2.15pm.

In the event of rain, or COVID restrictions, the service will be held in the Galston Memorial Club, Arcadia Road.

Following the service there will be a recital by the Hills District Pipe Band and afternoon tea will be served, at the Club. All are welcome.

A Dawn Service will take place at the Galston Cenotaph at 6AM on ANZAC Day, 25 th April. The services are being organised by the Hills District RSL Chapter, formerly Hills District RSL sub.

BranchBill Rosier, Chapter Coordinator said: “These services are our way to say thank you to those who made the supreme sacrifice in times of war, and those who returned badly affected by their war experiences. ” Please observe COVID restrictions, if required.

Enquiries to: Bill Rosier 0432 847 137.

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