67th ANZAC FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE MEMORIAL SERVICE
The War Widows’ Guild of Australia NSW members joined our service for all war widows, children, grandchildren, family and friends, to recognise our losses and our sacrifices as war widows during the Anzac Field of Remembrance Memorial Service.
The Governor of NSW, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) and Mrs Hurley attended.
Lunch was served after the service.
A Memorial Service was held on Friday, 20 April 2018 at 12 noon in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, followed by the Dedication of the Field and the laying of official crosses. The Guild’s Patrons, Governor Hurley and Mrs Hurley, attended this service and dedication. The Field was then open to other associated bodies and members of the public to lay small wooden crosses or symbols, to remember those who gave their lives in the service of their country.
After Anzac Day the crosses and symbols were removed and sent to Rookwood Cemetery for cremation and the ashes scattered near the war graves.
An Anzac Field of Remembrance was held in some NSW Country areas:
- Gulgong: 8 April, The Cenotaph, Anzac Memorial Park, Gulgong
- The Entrance: 15 April, The Cenotaph, The Entrance Memorial Park, The Entrance
- Albury: 17 April, St Matthew’s Church, Kiewa Street, Albury
- Muswellbrook: 18 April, Muswellbrook Cenotaph
- Newcastle: 19 April, Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle
DATE OF EVENT
Friday, 20 April 2018
TIME OF EVENT
11.30am for 12 noon Start
ADDRESS OF EVENT
St Andrew’s Cathedral
George Street, Sydney