Record numbers expected at region's Anzac Day services

RECORD numbers are expected at Gladstone region Anzac Day services as the significant milestone of the 100th anniversary of the Anzac legend gets closer.

Ninety-nine years ago Australian men as young as 15 enlisted to serve their country in what would be known as The Great War.

Next week we will remember how the Anzac legend began and the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.

The conflict resulted in the greatest loss of life by our young country in military conflict, and the poignancy of the anniversary will be shared by thousands of people in Gladstone.

Numbers exceeded 6000 at last year's Gladstone dawn service, and crowds this year are expected to outnumber previous figures.

Henderson family members, who attend the dawn service annually, said this year's ceremony would be the most powerful yet.

"The further removed we become from World War I, the more important it becomes to remember," Tony Henderson said.

"Wars were fought in a different way. It is one of the most important times in Australia's history."

SERVICE DETAILS:

Boyne Is Anzac ceremony

A dawn service, cenotaph, Stirling Park, Boyne Island, 8.30am; 11am, Boyne Tannum Bowling Club, get-together for ex-service people and guests.

Gladstone Anzac ceremony

Gather at the Valley car park at 5.20am for a march to a dawn service at the cenotaph.

Another parade and service will take place outside the Gladstone Regional Council office at 10.30am and the service will continue at the cenotaph at Anzac Park.

Luncheon for veterans and ex-service men and women at Yaralla Sports Club at 12.30pm.

Turkey Beach Anzac ceremony

Dawn service will be held on the beachfront at 5.30am followed by a service and march at 9am. The march will begin at the Turkey Beach fire brigade.

They are also looking for a bugler to play The Last Post. For information phone Ron Jensen on 4974 2158.

Calliope Anzac ceremony

A march will be held at 10.45am from Bunting Park to the cenotaph at the RSL Hall, Calliope, with a service to follow at 11am.

Agnes Anzac ceremony

Dawn service will begin at 6am starting at the Agnes Water Cenotaph.

A morning service will begin with a march at 9.45am from the Agnes Water Tavern followed by a 10.30am service at the Agnes Water Cenotaph.

Bororen Anzac ceremony

Dawn service at 6am at the Bororen Memorial Park Cenotaph.

Mt Larcom Anzac service

Anzac Day service at the Mt Larcom and District Armed Services Centre at 10.30am for an 11am start.

Rosedale Anzac ceremony

Dawn service will start at 5.30am at the Memorial Hall, James St, followed by a march to the cenotaph for a 5.45am ceremony. Gunfire breakfast to follow at Memorial Hall.



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