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Where to pause for Remembrance Day in Ipswich

Since the guns fell silent on the Western Front on 11 November, 1918, Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am each year on 11 November, which is on Monday.

In 1918 Ipswich bells rang and the bands of the city gathered and played in the streets.

When news was received at 7pm, that an Armistice was about to be signed, a hooter was sounded.

Bringing four years of fighting in WWI to an end, Ipswich decided the next day would be a public holiday and a celebration was held in Queens Park. 

During the four years of the First World War 330,000 Australians had served overseas and more than 60,000 of them had died.

The long shadow of this loss still casts its shadow today and it joined by the many more who have served since then.

On Remembrance Day we now pause to remember those who have died or suffered in all wars, armed conflicts and peacekeeping operation that Australians have been involved in. 

Charles Bean was a journalist who landed with the Australian troops on Gallipoli on April 25, 1915.

He stayed with them at the front through the entire war, telling their stories and refusing evacuation when he was wounded.

At Pozieres the following year he was witness to 23,000 Australian casualties in just six weeks.

A dying Australian asked him,“Will they remember me in Australia?”.

Remembrance Day Services

Ipswich

Memorial Hall

63 Nicholas St, Ipswich

From 10:30am

Redbank Plains

Seasons Care Home

15 Argyle Street, Redbank Plains

From 10:45am

The Workshops Rail Museum

North St, North Ipswich

From 10:30am

Redbank

Redbank Memorial Reserve

Redbank Memorial

Bridge Street, Redbank

From 10:45am

Rosewood

RSL Memorial Hall

Mill St, Rosewood

From 10:15am

Goodna

Soldier’s Memorial Stone

Corner Queen and Church Streets, Goodna

From 10:40am

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