Nov 11th, 2019
On 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War. From the summer of 1918, the five divisions of the Australian Corps had been at the forefront of the allied advance to victory.
Beginning with their stunning success at the battle of Hamel in July, they helped to turn the tide of the war at Amiens in August, followed by the capture of Mont St Quentin and Pèronne, and the breaching of German defences at the Hindenburg Line in September. By early October the exhausted Australians were withdrawn from battle. They had achieved a fighting reputation out of proportion to their numbers, but victory had come at a heavy cost. They suffered almost 48,000 casualties during 1918, including more than 12,000 dead.
In the four years of the war more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas, and more than 60,000 of them had died. The social effects of these losses cast a long shadow over the post-war decades.
Each year on this day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
-Australian War Memorial ... See MoreSee Less
Oct 9th, 2019
PHYLLIS RUTH LEAVERS
Better known as Ruth
7.5.1918 - 5.10.2019
Aged 101 years
‘A gracious lady’
Lovingly cared for by the staff and friends of Bracken House Dubbo.
Formerly of South Dubbo.
Daughter of the late Canon Claude Leavers and Lilly Leavers (nee Wilkins).
Sister of late Mary Leavers.
Niece of late Stan and Lila Wilkins of Tamworth St Dubbo. Cousin of late Darvall and Ida and Nancy Wilkins.
Ms Leavers' funeral service will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Brisbane Street, Dubbo on Friday 11th October 2019 commencing at 2:30pm.
In lieu of floral tributes, donations to The Guide Dog Association of NSW and ACT would be appreciated and may be left with the funeral director at the service.
All Returned Service Personnel are respectfully invited to attend. ... See MoreSee Less
Oct 4th, 2019
MRS CLARICE SANDRA HALFPENNY
Known as Sandra
Late of Ouyen
Passed away 2nd October 2019
Aged 68 years
Former wife of Leonard.
Loving mother and grandmother to her family.
Relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend Mrs Halfpenny's graveside funeral service to be held at the Western District's Memorial Park Lawn Cemetery, Boothenba Road, Dubbo on Friday 11th October 2019 commencing at 11am. ... See MoreSee Less
Sep 30th, 2019
MR RALPH NEVILLE DE VOIL
Also known as Peter to his family
Late of Mudgee
Formerly of Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales
Passed away 26th September 2019
Aged 78 years
Loving father of Erica & Eddie "Eti".
Beloved brother of Christopher (dec), Francis "Fifi" and Thomas "Robin".
Cherished grandad of Hayley, Andrew, Sean, Bridget, Stephanie (dec), Christopher, Stephen, Tiffany, Madison, Kaylin, Lorcan and kale.
Adored great granddad of Cash, Lyla and Bonnie-Lee.
In lieu of floral tributes, donations to "Buy A Bale - Western NSW" would be appreciated and may be left with the funeral director at the service.
Mr de Voil's funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the Western District's Memorial Park Crematorium, Boothenba Road, Dubbo on Wednesday 2nd October 2019, commencing at 2pm. ... See MoreSee Less
Sep 16th, 2019
MRS IONA EMMA MILLER
Late of Dubbo
Passed away 14th September 2019
Aged 95 years
Beloved wife of Bill (dec).
Loved mother of Allan and Terry.
Adored grandma of Kristy and Cara.
Cherished great grandma of Kambell, Hunter, Rueben, Scarlett, Saxby and Clancy.
Mrs Miller's funeral service will be held at St Andrew's Chapel, Wingewarra Street, Dubbo on Monday 23rd September 2019 commencing at 10:30am, followed by interment at the Western Districts Memorial Park Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of floral tributes, donations to the Cancer Council would be appreciated and may be left with the funeral director at the service. ... See MoreSee Less