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Foreign Servicemen from the Great War to be Remembered in Dorset

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7:19am 16th April 2014

Thousands of volunteer servicemen from Australia and New Zealand who passed through Dorset during the First World War will be remembered in Weymouth later this month.

A special wreath laying ceremony is being 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."

"Anyone interested is encouraged to come down and support the service people of Australia and New Zealand."

The mayor will be laying 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 will also be attending the ceremony.

The service will take place at the ANZAC Memorial on Weymouth Seafront, opposite the Russell Hotel at 11am on Friday 25 April.

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