Weymouth Town Council service to mark Anzac Day
The Mayor of Weymouth Cllr Ann Weaving, Cllr Christine James, Armed Forces Covenant Champion, veterans, Lt Cdr Kara Wansbury, Royal Australian Navy, Lt Cdr James Williams, Royal New Zealand Navy gather for Weymouth Town Council’s Anzac Day wreath laying ceremony.
The service of remembrance is at 11am on Tuesday 25th April at the Anzac Memorial on the seafront opposite the Hotel Prince Regent. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Held at Weymouth’s Anzac Memorial, it 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.
Cllr Ann Weaving, Mayor of Weymouth, said: “To be laying a wreath at the memorial to remember the many Anzacs who came to Weymouth is an honour. It’s opposite what was once Burdon’s Military Hospital – now the Prince Regent Hotel – where soldiers were evacuated from the beaches of Gallipoli to recover from the traumas of war.
“Tuesday’s service is open to the wider community to attend, in recognition of the sacrifices made by personnel of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.”
The service will be carried out by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Honorary Alderman Rev’d Brian Ellis.
Pictured, last year’s service
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