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Foreign Colleagues of the Great War Remembered in Weymouth

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10:22am 25th April 2013
(Updated 10:41am 25th April 2013)

Thousands of Australian and New Zealand volunteer servicemen, who passed through camps and hospitals in Dorset during the First World War will be remembered today (Thursday 25th April).

A short wreath laying service is being held at the Anzac Memorial on Weymouth Seafront at 10.50am this morning.

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Head of Tourism and Events Matt Ryan said: "Anzac Day is a day of remembrance to commemorate and to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army who fought at Gallipoli during World War I.

"I would encourage everyone that is available on Thursday to attend the service in recognition of the service and sacrifice made by personnel of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps."

The Mayor of Weymouth will be there, along with representatives from the Australian and New Zealand High Commission.

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