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Weymouth Town Council service to mark Anzac Day

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Weymouth Town Council’s annual Anzac Memorial Service will be held on Thursday 25th April with a service of remembrance 11am at the Anzac Memorial. This is on the seafront opposite the Hotel Prince Regent and members of the public are welcome to attend. 

The wreath laying service commemorates the thousands of Australian and New Zealand volunteer service personnel who passed through camps and hospitals in Dorset during the First World War between battles in the Middle East and those on the Western Front in Europe. Commander Brett Fotheringham from the Royal New Zealand Navy and Lieutenant Commander Courtney Bahr from Royal Australian Navy will be in attendance. 

Jane Biscombe, Town Clerk at Weymouth Town Council, said: “The Anzac service always carries a deeply poignant significance. It takes place opposite the Prince Regent Hotel, which was once Burdon’s Military Hospital where soldiers were evacuated from the beaches of Gallipoli to recover from the traumas of war.  

“The service on Thursday 25th April is open to anyone to attend in recognition of the sacrifices made by personnel of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.” 

The short service will be attended by the Mayor and the Mayor’s Chaplain, Rev’d Betty Port. 


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