Singleton gathers as one for Dawn Service | PHOTOS

DAWN SERVICE: Singleton locals gathered as one at Burdekin Park this morning to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
DAWN SERVICE: Singleton locals gathered as one at Burdekin Park this morning to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Locals from across the region gathered as one at Burdekin Park this morning to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice at the Dawn Service.

Wreaths were laid at the war memorial by leading town figures Mr Mick McCrone (Singleton RSL sub-branch) and Cnr Sue Moore (Singleton mayor) before members of the public were invited to follow suite.

ALL AGES: Singleton based Narnoo and Nevaeh-Rose Cavanagh, age four and seven respectively, pictured seconds after laying down their wreath.

ALL AGES: Singleton based Narnoo and Nevaeh-Rose Cavanagh, age four and seven respectively, pictured seconds after laying down their wreath.

Singleton based siblings Narnoo and Nevaeh-Rose Cavanagh proudly donned the Aboriginal flag when laying down their commemorative wreath.

It is estimated that 1,000 to 1,300 Indigenous soldiers served in the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War, of whom around 250 to 300 made the ultimate sacrifice.

The ceremony then featured the national anthems of Australia and New Zealand performed by the Singleton Town Band (see video).