Remembrance Day marks 98 years since the end of WWI

It was 98 years ago today that the guns went silent across the Western Front, ending the conflict which claimed the lives of millions across the world, including 60,000 Australians.

Remembrance Day services across the country will mark the date with the traditional one minute’s silence at 11am when the armistice came into effect.

The main ceremony will be held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, defence head Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten expected to attend.


Today also marks the 75th anniversary of the war memorial, from its 1941 opening, while Australian troops were fighting in North Africa and Green in World War II.

In Sydney, the Australian National Maritime Museum will host a special Remembrance Day service in front of the World War II Commando vessel, Krait.