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    Posted: 21 Mar 2018 at 14:56

ANZAC/GALLIPOLI DAY CEREMONIES - 2018


ANZAC/GALLIPOLI DAY SERVICES IN THE UK & IRELAND [EXCLUDING CENTRAL LONDON]


[Note: Services are listed in alphabetical order under each date shown]

[Information supplied to the Gallipoli Association to 05.03.18]


SUNDAY 15 APRIL


ST ALBANS


The Anzac Service will be held at 3.00pm in the Hatfield Road Cemetery, Hatfield Road, St Albans.   The Parade meets at the cemetery gates in Hatfield Road at 2.45 pm, and marches down to the War Memorial for a short service followed by the laying of wreaths. 


Light refreshments are offered at St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road (opposite the cemetery afterwards. For more information please contact the Church Administrator, E-mail: helen@stpauls-stalbans.org  or telephone: 01727. 846. 281. Please Note: This will be the last service to be held by the church.


SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2017


ABERDEEN


There will be an Anzac Service at St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen at 11.00am.  For further information contact, Alan Fenwick, E-mail: fenwick33h@btinternet.com.


SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2017


ARBROATH


The New Zealand Society Scotland along with the Arbroath Branch of the Royal British Legion (Scotland) will hold their 20th Anzac Day ceremony at 11.30 am (please arrive by 11.15am) at the War Memorial in the Arbroath Western Cemetery, Forfar Road, Arbroath, DD11 3RA followed by refreshments in the RBL (Scotland) Club rooms at 8 Helen Street, Arbroath, DD11 3AP.  For further information see www.nzscotland.org.uk or contact Angus Robertson, E-mail:angusnzscot11@btinternet.com


BROCKENHURST, HAMPSHIRE


The annual ANZAC service will be held at 2.45pm at St Nicholas’ Church, Church Lane, Brockenhurst SO42 7QD followed by wreath-laying at the ‘New Zealand War Graves Plot’ in the churchyard. The service will be attended by representatives of the New Zealand High Commission and the Australian and New Zealand Armed Forces. For further information contact Mr Tim Thomas (Chairman, RBL Brockenhurst Branch) E-mail:  jotiheth@btinternet.com


CHEVINGTON


The Newcastle Branch of the RAF Association will hold an Anzac Service at Chevington Cemetery, near Amble at 1.30 for 2.00pm.  The service, which includes a parade and wreath laying, is held at the gravesides of the 7 New Zealand and 3 Australian airmen who were casualties of WWII. 


Chevington Cemetery is approximately one hour north of Newcastle by car - directions can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (external link).  For further information see http://www.newcastlerafa.org.uk/events.php or contact secretary@rafanewcastle.org.uk



ELTHAM


The traditional Act of Remembrance and wreath-laying will take place at 10am during the Parish Eucharist at the Holy Trinity Church, 59 Southend Crescent, Eltham, SE9 2SD. The church is the home of the Gallipoli Chapel which was created by the Revd. Henry Hall and dedicated in 1917.  For further information contact the Church Office: Tel: 0208.850.1246 or visit www.ht-e.org.uk.


GLENAVY, COUNTY ANTRIM, NORTHERN IRELAND

The Ulster-New Zealand Trust will hold an ANZAC commemoration at The Ballance House, 118a Lisburn Road, Glenavy at 2.30pm.  The Rt. Rev’d. and Rt. Hon. Lord Eames will give the address at an interdenominational service. This will be followed by light refreshments after which, in order to bring the Anzac commemoration up to date, Mrs Hilary Bracefield will give a presentation on the songs of the New Zealand Division during WWII. For further information contact Col. David Twigg E-Mail: davidtwigg333@gmail.com


LEIGHTERTON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE


The Anzac Sub-Committee of Gloucestershire County RBL are once again organising the annual Anzac Day Parade and Service at the village of Leighterton, Gloucestershire.  The Parade forms up at 2.30 pm and after inspection marches to the Cemetery for the service and wreath-laying at 3.00pm.  Following the Service there is a march past at a saluting base. The cemetery is 500m north east of St Andrews Church, The Street, Leighterton, GL8 8UY. For further information contact: Jgames@britishlegion.org.uk


NORTHAMPTON


The Northamptonshire Branch of the Western Front Association holds an Anzac Service at the Towcester Road Cemetery, Northampton NN4 8LS to commemorate the 9 Australian soldiers from the First World War who died of wounds and are buried in the cemetery, and three others buried elsewhere in the county, one being a Gallipoli casualty.  Five Australian and New Zealand airmen from the Second World War are also commemorated. Please assemble at 1.45pm for a 2.00pm start. [Those attending are asked to park respecting others visiting the cemetery] For further information contact David Parish E-Mail: davidandritaparish@btinternet.com. Tel:01604.846047


SUTTON VENY, WILTSHIRE


The West Country Branch of the Britain-Australia Society will be hold an ANZAC Day Service at 2.45 for 3.00pm in the Church of  St John The Evangelist, 51 High Street, Sutton Veny, BA12 7AR followed by wreath- laying at the Anzac memorial in the churchyard.   Afterwards tea will be served in the Village Hall. For further information contact Keith Newton. E-mail:  keith.g.newton@live.com or see http://britain-australia.org.uk/events/event/anzac-day-service-lunch-sutton-veny/



WALTON-ON-THAMES

A Service has been held at St Mary's Church, Church Street, KT12 2QS since 1920 to remember the 27,000 New Zealand soldiers who were treated at the Mount Felix Hospital during the First World War. There will be a welcoming Parade outside the church at 6.15pm, with the Anzac Service in the church at 6.30pm.  This will be followed by wreath-laying at the memorial in the cemetery.  For further information visit the church website: www.waltonparish.org.uk


WARRINGTON


Warrington Borough Council will host the Annual Service of Remembrance at 'Soldiers' Corner', Warrington Cemetery, Manchester Road, Warrington at 12.15pm. Those attending are asked to arrive by 12.00noon.  For further information contact Julia Pickering. Tel: 01925.442143. E-mail: jpickering@warrington.gov.uk


MONDAY 23 APRIL

OXFORD UNIVERSITY


The Oxford University Australia New Zealand Society will be hosting a service of commemoration at 6.00pm (please arrive by 5.30pm) in Rhodes House, South Parks Road, Oxford.  The services is open to everyone, including those not associated with the university, but please advise the organiser (see below) if you plan to attend.


The service will be followed by dinner at Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD from 7pm.  Anyone interested in attending the dinner should contact Harrison Steel for details and booking E-mail: harrison.steel@eng.ox.ac.uk

ANZAC/GALLIPOLI DAY, WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL 2018


ALREWAS, STAFFORDSHIRE - THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM (NMA)


A service will be held in the Millennium Chapel at 12.00noon (awaiting confirmation) followed by wreath-laying at the Gallipoli Memorial.  The Arboretum is located in Croxall Road, Alrewas Staffordshire. DE13 7AR. For further information contact Nadir Imamoglu E-mail: imamoglu@live.co.uk or see the NMA website: www.nationalmemorialarboretum.org  


CHEPSTOW


The Chepstow Branch of the Royal Naval Association will commemorate Able Seaman Williams VC and the fallen of the Gallipoli Campaign at the cenotaph in Beaufort Square, Chepstow; the service will commence at 11.00am followed by the laying of wreaths. For further information contact Ken Davies, Secretary, Royal Naval Association (Chepstow Branch), E-mail: kendavies131@yahoo.co.uk


CHILWORTH, SURREY


A service  will be held at 4.00pm at the grave of Lt. General,  the Lord Freyberg VC at the church of St Martha -on-the-Hill, Halfpenny Lane, Chilworth, Surrey  GU4 8PZ.  The then Lieut. Commander Freyberg served with the Hood Bn., Royal Naval Division at Gallipoli. Later, in 1916, he was awarded the Victoria Cross for leading the battalion in the capture of Beaucourt on the Western Front.  He retired from the army in 1937 but was recalled for service during the Second World War and was Governor-General of New Zealand from 1946 to 1952. He was buried at St Martha’s on his death in 1963. For further information  contact:  The Revd. Stephanie Sokolowski  , E-mail: ssokolowski@btinternet.com  or see:  http://www.parishofchilworth.org.uk


CODFORD ST MARY, WILTSHIRE


Codford will hold its usual open-air Anzac Day Service at 6.30am in the Anzac Cemetery, Codford St Mary (St Mary) New Churchyard, Church Lane, Codford St Mary, BA12 0PJ. Parking is limited but someone will be on hand to direct cars to the nearest parking area.  A gunfire breakfast is held after the service in the village hall. Admittance is by reservation or ticket at approx. £6.00 a head. For further information and breakfast booking contact, Rosemary Wyeth, E-mail: rosemarywyeth@btinternet.com


CORK


The Royal Munster Fusiliers’ Association (RMFA) will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at 11am (please arrive by 10.50am) to mark Gallipoli Day at the War Memorial, South Mall. For further information contact Liam Nolan. E-mail: liamnolan50@gmail.com   Information will also be posted on the RMFA website www.rmfa92.org


DUBLIN


A Dawn Service will be held at the Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin at 6.30am.


The Annual Service of Remembrance, organised by the New Zealand-Ireland Association, will be held at 5.30pm in St Ann's Church, Dawson St, Dublin 2.  [Please note the start time is earlier than in previous years and the service will be slightly shorter].  Following the service light refreshments will be served at the Oak Room at the Mansion House.  Those interested in attending the latter are asked to email info@newzealand.ie so as we can get an idea with regards to catering.   There are also restrictions on the number of people able to attend the Mansion House.


EDINBURGH


The Trustees of the Scottish National War Memorial in association with RBL (Scotland) and Historic Scotland will hold the annual Anzac/Gallipoli Day Service at 10.45am for 11.00 am at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle, EH1 1YT   Note: For reasons of venue capacity etc., only those in possession of a ticket issued by RBL (Scotland) representatives will be admitted.  Further information about ticketing can be obtained from: ANZAC@legionscotland.org.uk   


HAREFIELD (L.B. HILLINGDON)


The annual Civic Anzac Day Service will be held at 3.00pm at the church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Hill, Harefield, UB9 6DU. The service will be followed by wreath-laying in the churchyard which contains the graves of 111 Australian soldiers and 1 nurse who died at Harefield Hospital during the First World War.  Earlier, at 9.45am, children from the Harefield Infants’ School will continue the tradition of laying flowers on the graves. For further information see www.stmarys-harefield.com or contact Rowena Scott, E-mail: rowena.scott@btinternet.com


HULL


The Hull Unitarian Church, with the support of the Hull City Council, will hold an interfaith service to

commemorate Anzac Day at 11.00am at the Hull Paragon Cenotaph (opposite the main train station). They welcome everyone, particularly those with Australian, New Zealand or Turkish connections.  After the service Anzac biscuits and refreshments are served at the Hull Unitarian Church Park Street, Hull.   For further information contact:  hullunitarians@gmail.com


LIMERICK


A ceremony organised by the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association to mark Gallipoli Day will be held at 11.00 am at the War Memorial, Pery Square, Limerick.  Those attending are invited to meet at the Pery Hotel from10.30am. For further information contact Liam Nolan. E-mail: liamnolan50@gmail.com   Information will also be posted on the RMFA website www.rmfa92.org


ST HELIER, JERSEY


At the end of the First World War, ANZAC troops were sent to Jersey where they were based whilst logistics were organised for them to return home. In addition, several dozen Jersey men fought and died at Gallipoli while serving with the Australian and New Zealand Forces. Others served with the British forces.


To commemorate this and Anzac Day a Dawn Service will be held at The Cenotaph, The Parade, St Helier at 5:45am.  Following the service, tea, coffee and snacks will be available at the Town Hall. For further information contact John Davis.  E-mail: johndavis2504@gmail.com



WEYMOUTH, DORSET


The Anzac Day service led by the Mayor’s Chaplain will be held at 11.00am at the ANZAC Memorial, on Weymouth Esplanade adjacent to the Russell Hotel (which was used as a hospital for Australian servicemen during the First World War). The memorial commemorates Australian and New Zealand servicemen who passed through camps and hospitals in Dorset during the First World War.   All are welcome at the service. For further information contact Charlotte Sheppard, Events Manager, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council. E-mail: Csheppard@dorset.gov.uk Tel: 01305.838512.


SATURDAY 28 APRIL


CAMBRIDGE


For the second year, the Cambridge Branch of the RAF Association will hold an Anzac Day Service at 10.15 for 10.30am at the Cambridge City Cemetery which is situated at the junction of Newmarket Road (A1303) and Ditton Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8PE.  The cemetery has a section containing over 1000 war graves, the majority being RAF personnel of which 330 are the graves of Australian and NZ aircrew.  There are also 15 Anzac graves from the First World War. The Lord Lieutenant, High Sheriff and Mayor of Cambridge together with representatives from the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions and the Turkish Embassy will also be attending the commemoration. For further information contact David Bailey. E-mail:david_a_bailey@hotmail.com


MORECAMBE


The Morecambe & Heysham Branch of the Royal British Legion will be holding their annual ANZAC Day Service in Torrisholme Cemetery, Westgate, Morecambe at 12.00 noon.  For further information contact Malcolm Brown, Hon. Secretary, Morecambe & Heysham RBL. E-mail: malcolm.brown@live.co.uk


SUNDAY 29 APRIL


BAVERSTOCK, WILTSHIRE


A service to commemorate Anzac Day will be held at 6.00pm in St. Editha’s Church, Baverstock via Dinton, SP3 5EN.   Thirty two First World War casualties are buried in the churchyard, including two who served at Gallipoli. For further information about the service contact the Revd. Elaine Brightwell, E-mail: elainebri57@gmail.com


BURY


Bury has been commemorating the Gallipoli Campaign since 1916 and the traditional service at the Parish Church of St Mary The Virgin will take place at 11.45am.  The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will be 50 years old in 2018 and will hold a celebratory Freedom Parade through Bury after the service to mark the anniversary and to commemorate Gallipoli Day to recognise the valour of their antecedent regiment, The Lancashire Fusiliers and the part they played on 25 April 1915. For further information contact the RHQ North Secretary, The Fusiliers based at Fusilier Museum, Bury E-mail:  midsec@thefusiliers.org


CANNOCK CHASE, STAFFORDSHIRE


The Anzac parade and service, organised by the Staffordshire Royal British Legion, will be held at 10.30 am (please arrive by 10.15am) at the Cannock Chase Military Cemetery, Brockton.  The service will be led by RBL’s County Padre; following the sounding of The Last Post and Reveille there will be a Wreath Laying Ceremony. The organisers ask that only standard Poppy Wreaths are laid and due respect is paid during the playing of the National Anthem, the playing of Last Post and the Silence.

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MANCHESTER (NORTHENDEN)


The RBL Northenden Branch will hold a service at 10.50am to commemorate Anzac Day and to remember the Gallipoli Campaign 1915-1916. The service will be held at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's plot in The Southern Cemetery, Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 7GL. [Those attending should use the Barlow Moor Road entrance to the cemetery.] For further information contact Stephen Morrison, Branch Secretary.  E-mail: Rblnorthenden@aol.com Tel: 0161 376 2867.


OTHER SERVICES



Details of the time and place of Anzac/Gallipoli Day services at the following locations are awaited:


Boston, Lincs.

Dallachy, Bogmoor, Morayshire

Isle of Wight

Paignton, Devon

Peterborough

Portsmouth

              St Dogmaels, Cardigan

South Shields

Stapleford, Nottingham


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