Armistice centenary commemoration

REMEMBRANCE Day is expected to attract hundreds of people to the Soldiers Memorial in the Vansittart Gardens on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice to end World War I.

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the Armistice ending World War I came into effect and the fighting on the Western Front stopped.

After more than four years of battle, 60,000 Australian men had been killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed or taken prisoner.

On Sunday, the public will gather at the Soldiers Memorial in the Vansittart Gardens at 10.30am to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I and each battle since.

Mount Gambier RSL president Bob Sandow expects a strong crowd to attend the emotional


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