Townsville to remember sacrifice made during the First World War

Date published: 9 November 2018

This Sunday marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and Townsville City Council is holding Remembrance Day services across the city.

Council – partnered with the Townsville and Thuringowa RSL Sub Branches – is commemorating the Centenary of Armistice with ceremonies at The Strand and Riverway.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said she encourages all residents to attend one of the ceremonies and take a minute to remember those who fought for our freedom.

“One hundred years ago – on 11 November – the First World War came to an end with the signing of the Armistice,” Cr Hill said.

“Remembrance Day gives us the chance to reflect on the sacrifice of our Australian soldiers and we ask the community to wear red and to take a moment of silence at 11am.

“As part of the commemorations, the Royal Australian Air Force will do a flypast over both of the events.

“Townsville has a strong relationship with the Defence Force and I encourage everyone to attend one of the ceremonies and pay their respects.”

The Strand

When: 10:30am, Sunday 11 November 2018

Where: Anzac Park Cenotaph, The Strand


When: 10:45am, Sunday 11 November

Where: Village Green Cenotaph, Riverway Parklands