Services for Remembrance Day across the shire

MEMORIAL: The Dungog RSL Sub Branch will hold a ceremony at the Lord Street War memorial on Sunday November 11 starting with a march at 10.40am.
MEMORIAL: The Dungog RSL Sub Branch will hold a ceremony at the Lord Street War memorial on Sunday November 11 starting with a march at 10.40am.

The Presbyterian Church bell in Paterson was rung so many times at the end of World War I that it became cracked.

One hundred years ago, on 11 November 1918, the Armistice that ended the fighting during the First World War was signed with Germany.

Now known as Remembrance Day, it will be acknowledged across the world on Sunday, November 11.

To mark the end of the war a Paterson local farmer and historian John Tucker planted a pecan nut tree in the corner of his farm which now abuts Tucker Park.

Some years ago, a local resident propagated a nut from the tree and now has a healthy young tree growing.

It has been offered to the Paterson Historical Society to plant in Tucker Park to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Everyone is welcome to attend the tree planting at 3pm on Sunday, November 11.

Gresford will hold a service starting at 10.30am and the ceremony will include the re-dedication of plaques and a new access road.

Dungog’s service on Sunday will start with a march, forming up around 10.35am to the cenotaph for the service which is expected to start around 10.45am, culminating in the minute’s silence at 11am.

Clarence Town is expecting a large crowd to its service which will start with the march at 10.45am culminating in the last post at 11am.

If the weather is inclement the service will be held in the Anglican church.