The compere was Kathy Doyle. Sub-Branch President Michael Pianta spoke movingly about the war itself and its global and local impact. It was my turn then and I chose to look at how local people rebuilt their lives and found a way forward after the war was over.
Music was provided by the 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Association Band under the baton of Ian Davidson; vocalist Hannah Desmond; buglar Gavan Stray and piper Ian Arrell. The catafalque party was made up of members of the 7 Transport Squadron.
A group of World War One re-enactors showed us what some of the equipment and a Casualty Clearing Station would have looked like.
And wreaths were laid as a moving tribute to all service personnel who have fought for Australia over the past 100 years.
The service was a time to reflect on the losses but also on the impact of that war on the local community.
I leave you now with my final words this morning:
'We are here today to remember those who died, those who returned, and their families, friends and the community. The individuals I have just spoken of looked their futures squarely in the face as they set about creating their new world. I would like to think that in the same situation, we would all do the same.'