Find your nearest Remembrance Day service in the Redlands

UNDER WRAPS: Redlands RSL Sub Branch president Alan Harcourt stands next to the wrapped nurse and wounded Digger statue at Cleveland's Anzac memorial park. Photo: Hannah Baker
UNDER WRAPS: Redlands RSL Sub Branch president Alan Harcourt stands next to the wrapped nurse and wounded Digger statue at Cleveland's Anzac memorial park. Photo: Hannah Baker

MINUTE silences and recitations of poetry for the fallen will help commemorate Remembrance Day across the Redlands today.

The event, held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, marks the signing of the armistice which ended the Great War in 1918.

While the day salutes the sacrifice of troops who served, the actions of military nurses will also be remembered.

Redlands RSL Sub Branch president Alan Harcourt said a 1600 kilogram statue would be unveiled at Cleveland’s Anzac memorial precinct shortly after the Cleveland service.

He said the piece, which depicts a nurse tending to an injured Digger, was the park’s last major work.

Only lights to illuminate are yet to be installed.

SNEAK PEAK: The statue is based on the design of a nurse tending to a wounded Digger. Photo: J.H. Wagner & Sons

SNEAK PEAK: The statue is based on the design of a nurse tending to a wounded Digger. Photo: J.H. Wagner & Sons

Details for Remembrance Day services in the Redlands on Saturday, November 11 are listed below.

CLEVELAND

Memorial service begins at 10.30am at Anzac Memorial Park in Passage Street, opposite Redlands RSL club.

MACLEAY ISLAND

Gather about 10.45am at Pat’s Park along Beelong Street for the 11am ceremony. The service will be followed by drinks at Pub Paradise, 23 Russell Terrace.

DUNWICH

The ceremony begins at 10.30am at the Welsby Street cenotaph, followed by drinks and lunch at the North Stradbroke Island RSL Memorial Club, 23 Mallon Street.

RUSSELL ISLAND

The service begins at 11am at the cenotaph at 9 Anzac Drive. Lunch will be served afterwards at the Russell Island RSL bistro from noon.

For more information about Remembrance Day services, visit rslqld.org.