HISTORIC REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION

OXLEY ISLAND HALL

SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2018

ORDER OF SERVICE

10.15am. Bugler will sound ‘Long G’ 

This note was traditionally  sounded calling troops to fall in on the right marker. It now indicates that a service is about to begin.

Welcome and Opening Remarks. Andrew Murray

Choir. ‘Song of Australia’.

Greetings from Mitchells Island Community, Ian Smith

Recitation. ‘In Flanders Fields’. Rodney O’Regan. OAM.VA.

Memorial Library unveiling. Bugler sounds ‘General Salute’

Recitation. ‘Scots of the Riverina’. Warwick Murray.

Wreath Laying and placing sprigs of Rosemary     

Choir. ‘Lead Kindly Light’.

‘Ode to the Fallen’.  ‘Last Post’. Bugler faces the west… Silence.     

‘Rouse’. Bugler faces the east.

‘National Anthem’, led by Choir.

Closing comments.  Andrew Murray

Lunch.

This commemorative service is most unique in that in living memory during the one hundred years since the end of WW1 no other service of this kind has been held at Mitchells Is, Oxley Island, or Bohnock.

A count indicates that over seventy five young men enlisted from the islands and nineteen are listed among the fallen.

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