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Weymouth Town Council to mark Anzac Day

Weymouth Town Council will host a service of remembrance at 11am on Monday 25th April in recognition of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) Day. The service will take place at the Anzac Memorial on the seafront opposite the Hotel Prince Regent.

The Mayor of Weymouth, local councillors, representatives from ex-service organisations and associations, standard bearers, and CMDR Luke Miller representing the Australian High Commission will attend the service commemorating Anzac Day on Monday 25th April at 11am.

The Anzac Memorial on the seafront, where the service will be held, 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 Colin Huckle, Mayor of Weymouth Town Council said: “Weymouth Town Council is honoured to have the opportunity to host this important Anzac Day service at the Anzac Memorial on Weymouth seafront. The event offers the forces family and wider community a chance to commemorate and honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army who fought at Gallipoli during World War I.”

“Everyone is welcome to attend the service in recognition of the sacrifice made by personnel of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.”

Members of the public are welcome to attend the service. Wreaths (including one sent from New Zealand) will be laid by the Mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Colin Huckle, and local ex-service organisations. The service will be carried out by the Mayor’s Chaplain Rev. Deacon Geoffrey Carey.