MEMBERS of the community are invited to attend their choice of several local ANZAC Day services this month.
Shire of Mundaring President John Daw said services would be held in Greenmount, Chidlow, Bellevue and Mundaring to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.
"The Shire is proud to support each of the ceremonies in our community and their historical ties to the area," said Cr Daw.
"Many places in our shire have special significance for war veterans and their families. One of these sites is Blackboy Hill in Greenmount which was originally used as a training ground for Western Australian soldiers enlisted to serve in World War I."
The commemorative site at Blackboy Hill was upgraded in 2014/15 to accommodate a larger number of visitors and, more recently in May 2017, a war memorial was completed at Chidlow's Village Green thanks to funding from the Shire, Lotterywest, the Chidlow Progress Association and donations.
"The Chidlow War Memorial acknowledges the area's military history and the 60,000 troops who spent time at the Chidlow's army camps during World War II," added Cr Daw.
Members of the community are invited to attend the following ANZAC Day services in 2018:
GREENMOUNT - Blackboy Hill Commemorative Site, Innamincka Road, Greenmount.
TUESDAY 24 APRIL, Sunset service at 5.30pm
WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL, Dawn service (silent) at 6.15am.
Parking is available at Fraser Reserve. Refreshments are available for a gold
coin donation following the service.
CHIDLOW - Village Green, Cnr Old Northam and Thomas Road, Chidlow.
WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL, 8am gunfire breakfast, 9.15am
march-off, 9.30am service. Followed by morning tea in Chidlow Hall, 12.30pm
lunch & entertainment at Chidlow Tavern.
BELLEVUE RSL - Memorial Garden, Purton Place, Bellevue.
WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL, 12.15pm march-off, 12.30pm
MUNDARING - Memorial Garden, Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring.
WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL, 2.45pm march-off (from Mann
Street), 3pm service.
For more details please contact:
Shire of Mundaring: Karen - 9290 6715
Bellevue RSL: Scott - 0437 796 897
Mundaring RSL: Eric - 0419 925 637
Chidlow RSL: Corrina - 0427 966 433