Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch marks 100 years this Remembrance Day

LEST WE FORGET: RSL Sub Branch president Errol Guilfoyle says the Remembrance Day service has been moved to Jubilee Park instead of the cenotaph this year. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
LEST WE FORGET: RSL Sub Branch president Errol Guilfoyle says the Remembrance Day service has been moved to Jubilee Park instead of the cenotaph this year. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

FOR the first time in almost a century Remembrance Day in Beaudesert will be not be celebrated at the cenotaph on William Street.

RSL Sub Branch president Errol Guilfoyle said this year’s service will be held at the Palm Gardens memorial in Jubilee Park.

“This year remembrance Day falls on a Sunday so we are hoping for a good turnout,” Mr Guilfoyle said.

“It is a special service because it not only marks 100 years since the end of WWI but also 100 years since the formation of the Beaudesert RSL Sub Branch.”

Mr Guilfoyle said holding the service in the park would also eliminate the need for road closures on Remembrance Day.

“Council has donated a plaque to celebrate our centenary,” he said.

“After the ceremony the plaque will be dedicated by Jay Collins, the youngest member of the RSL Sub Branch and Betty Milne-Ward, our oldest member.” 

Mr Guilfoyle said the RSL Sub Branch Ladies’ Auxilliary would be around town selling poppies and badges for Remembrance Day. 

The Remembrance Day service starts at 10.40am on November 11.