Oxley Island Hall Committee to conduct Remembrance Day commemoration

For the first time in its history of 115 years, the Oxley Island Hall Committee will conduct a commemorative service on Remembrance Day, November 11, at 10.30am to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.

The honour roll in the hall records that 39 young island men served in that conflict with six among the fallen.

A memorial library relocated from the now closed school to the hall, also featuring an honour roll, will be unveiled by local dignitaries who have family connections with those whose names are on that roll.

As the unveiling takes place the bugler will sound the General Salute.

The famous picture of the Landing at Anzac Cove which was housed in the school for 95 years will also be on display.

Andrew Murray who served with the Australian Armoured Second Cavalry Regiment in Iraq in 2004, and who was raised on the island, will conduct the service.

A cenotaph and flag pole will be located in the hall and a choir will lead the singing.

The bugle will be sounded together with the Ode of Remembrance and other items of appropriate verse.

The Oxley Island Hall Committee led by president Zandria Polson will provide lunch following the service.

An additional invitation will be extended to the residents of nearby Mitchells Island and Bohnock to also attend this historic event.

As Remembrance Day falls on a Sunday this year the committee is expecting a large turnout.

Family members of other diggers whose names are on the honour roll are invited to contact the committee on 6553 2582 or 0466 884 622 so they can be acknowledged.