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Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first campaign that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. This national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served, suffered or lost their lives in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
At 0428 hours on the 25th of April 1915 the main body of Troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsular. When visiting Gallipoli one soon realises that it is a place of cemeteries and monuments where some of the 8709 Australian and 2779 New Zealand soldiers who lost their lives were laid to rest. The beach cemetery has several graves that are dated 1918 and 1919 of men who survived the horrors of war only to be taken by the Spanish Influenza during the clean-up operation after Turkey surrendered.
In our current time of isolation from Covid-19 it is appropriate to remember the casualties of 1919. We encourage you to join with staff in lighting a candle on your driveway and playing the service at 0600 hrs on 25th of April in memory and thanks to those who came before, followed and especially for those who did not return.
Lest We Forget