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UPDATED: Weymouth Marks Anzac Memorial Day

Anzac Mayor Weymouth

7:57am 25th April 2014
(Updated 12:31pm 25th April 2014)

Thousands of volunteer servicemen from Australia and New Zealand who passed through Dorset during the First World War have been remembered in Weymouth this morning (25 April).

A special wreath laying ceremony has been held at the ANZAC Memorial on the seafront.

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Economy, Leisure and Tourism Manager Nick Thornley said: "With memorial services like this we can honour the great commitment of service men and women during wartime.

"This year is especially important as it marks the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War and it recognises the ANZAC troops that were stationed in Weymouth during this time."

The mayor Ran Banhan laid a wreath together with Lt Neil Amey from the Royal Australian Navy and Josh Aperahama from the New Zealand High Commission. Representatives from ex-service organisations and associations also attended the ceremony.

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