Remembrance Day 2017 in Cessnock City | PHOTOS

Nine men from the small town of Kearsley took up the call to duty during World War I.

Those nine servicemen, and every man and woman who served Australia in that war and every conflict since, were commemorated at Remembrance Day services around the country on Saturday.

It was the 99th anniversary of the armistice that signalled the end of World War I.

Kearsley Community Dawn Service Committee chairman Jordan Fallon said Remembrance Day is an important day, as it allows the community to remember those who gave their life for our freedom.

“We must also remember the sacrifices made by their families, who in many cases endured much hurt and suffering in the years and decades following the end of World War I,” Mr Fallon said.

”Tragically the ‘war to end all wars’ was not the last conflict local servicemen and women participated in.”

Services were also held at Branxton, Cessnock, Kurri Kurri and Weston.