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ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATIONS OUTSIDE LONDON

The information below is provided by the UK Gallipoli Association 


SATURDAY 16 APRIL

ISLE OF WIGHT
A service and wreath laying ceremony to remember especially those of the Isle of Wight Rifles, 6th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment who fell at Gallipoli will take place at 2.45 for 3.00pm at Hero's Corner, Mountjoy Cemetery, Newport. For further information contact Gareth Sprack. Tel: 01983 563156.
E-mail: gareth@glsprack.fsnet.co.uk

SUNDAY 17 APRIL

BURY
The Parade will form up for inspection at the Castle Armoury at 10.45am and march to the Parish Church of St Mary The Virgin for a Service of Commemoration at 11.40am. The parade will reform on 'The Rock' at 12.45pm for the wreath laying after which the Parade will march to the Castle Armoury where the parade will dismiss. Further information from the Lancashire HQs, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Fusilier Museum, Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DF Email:colonel.glover@fusiliermuseum.com

CANNOCK CHASE
The Anzac Day commemoration will be held at the Cannock Chase War Cemetery, Brocton. The Parade forms up at 10.30am (please arrive by 10.15am) and moves off at 10.40am for the short march to the cemetery. This is probably the largest local service held outside Australia and New Zealand. For further information contact: Mr M Morris, County Secretary, RBL South Staffordshire. Tel: 01902.716332. Email:  mmorris@britishlegion.org.u

LEIGHTERTON
The Gloucestershire RBL's annual Anzac Parade will form up at 2.30pm at the Leighterton Primary School, Boxwell Road before moving off to the cemetery for the service and wreath laying. For further information contact Miss A J Darnley, County Secretary, RBL Gloucester, Eastgate House, Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1PX. Email:  adarnley@britishlegion.org.uk ; Tel: 01452.330420.

STAPLEFORD
A service to commemorate the life and bravery of Walter Parker VC will be held at St Helen's Parish Church, Stapleford, Nottingham at 11.45am followed by a parade to Walter Parker Square for the wreath laying. Further information from Sandra Stafford. Email:sandandtez@yahoo.co.uk

SATURDAY 23 APRIL

CARDIGAN
A service of commemoration will be held at the Cardigan Cenotaph at 11.00am (those attending should be in place by 10.45am) followed by the laying of wreaths. Further information from Richard Watson. Tel: 01239 614125.
Email:richard.watson16@btinternet.com

SUNDAY 24 APRIL

ARBROATH
The annual ceremony arranged by the New Zealand Society (Scotland) with the co-operation of the Royal British Legion (Arbroath) will be held at 11.30am (please arrive by 11.15am) at Arbroath Western Cemetery, close to the graves of four New Zealand airmen buried there. Further information available at www.nzsscotland.org.uk or from Alistair Duthie. Email theduthies@hotmail.com

BROCKENHURST
The Anzac Memorial Service will be held at St Nicholas’ Church at 3.00pm followed by wreath laying at the New Zealand Memorial in the churchyard, where children will place flowers at the graves of the 94 Australian and New Zealand servicemen buried there. Further information from Mr A F G Foulger MBE, 'Elmina', Woodlands Road, Brockenhurst, Hants SO42 7SF.

NORTHAMPTON
The WFA Northamptonshire Branch holds an Anzac ceremony at the Towcester Road Cemetery where nine Australian servicemen are buried from the First World War. Please assemble at 1.45pm for a 2.00pm start. After this, a cross is placed at the Dallington Cemetery in memory of Pte Edwin Tompkins, a Gallipoli casualty, and at Daventry for another Australian casualty. The names of six Australian and New Zealand airmen from WW2, buried in Northamptonshire, are also read out. Further information from David Parish. Tel: 01604 846047.

MONDAY 25 APRIL

CHEPSTOW
The Annual Remembrance Service and wreath laying, arranged by the Royal Naval Association, will take place at 11.00am at the memorial to Able Seaman Williams VC by the cenotaph in Beaufort Square, Chepstow Further information from Mr Ken Davies. email: kendavies131@yahoo.co.uk.

CHILWORTH
The Freyberg family invite others to join them at St Martha's on the Hill at 4.00pm. The Church stands alone on the North Downs above Chilworth just east of Guildford. Mr C R Miles, 32 Ryle Road, Farnham, GU9 8RW Tel: 01252 728172 will be pleased to provide details to anyone wishing to attend.

CODFORD
A dawn service organised by the RBL (Codford Branch) will be held at the CWGC plot, Codford St Mary New Cemetery, Codford St Mary, Wiltshire at 6.30am.

DALLACHY STRIKE WING
This is the most northerly commemoration in the UK. The memorial is situated at Bogmoor, Morayshire, on the B9104 running south from Fochabers to Spey Bay. A wreath-laying ceremony, organised by the Lennox Community Council, will be held at 10.00am. For further information contact Mr A Fearnley, Tel: 01343. 820091. email: artmojo@supanet.com

DUBLIN
Anzac Day will be remembered by a Dawn Service at the Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin – precise timing to be confirmed. Contact Nick Broughall (email: nsbroughall@ireland.com) nearer the time for information about this and any other commemorations in Dublin.

EDINBURGH
The Anzac/Gallipoli Day service will be held in the Shrine of The Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle at 12 noon. Please assemble by 11.50am. Further information can be obtained from the Royal British Legion (Scotland), New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh, EH14 4HR. Phone: Legion Affairs Officer:  0131.557 2782

HAREFIELD
The annual Anzac Service will take place at 3.00pm at the church of St Mary the Virgin. This will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony in the churchyard where 129 casualties (mostly Australian) from both world wars are buried. For further information consult www.stmarys-harefield.com or contact Karen Walton stmarysharefield@googlemail.com

LIMERICK
A ceremony to mark Anzac/Gallipoli Day will be held at 11.00am at the War Memorial, Pery Square, Limerick on 25 April. Date and time are yet to be confirmed. Further information can be obtained, near the time, from Tadh Moloney, Hon. Secretary, Royal Munster Fusiliers Association. email: tadhgmoloney22@eircom.net

NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM
A Remembrance Service will be held at 11.00am in the Millennium Chapel. This will be 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 (Tel: 01922 406604) or visit the NMA website:  www.nationalmemorialarboretum.org

PETERBOROUGH
A service will take place at 2.30pm at the grave of Sergeant Thomas Hunter - ‘The Lonely Anzac' - in The Broadway Cemetery, Broadway, Peterborough. Further information from George Ware, Chairman, RBL Peterborough Branch, 01733.748122. E-mail:georgeware@ntlworld.com

SALISBURY
10.30am at the Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund.  Commemoration beside the World War 1 Battlefield Cross of LCpl Frederick William Burges of the 1st  Australian Imperial Force, killed on the Somme in 1917.  He was from  Salisbury and emigrated to Australia In 1911, aged 18, and settled in central NSW as a farmer.
When war broke out, he enlisted in the 20th Infantry Battalion, which landed at ANZAC Cove in 1915 and later fought in France.  He is buried with his comrades in France, his name is on the Honour Rolls at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and in Wellington, New South Wales.

 

THURSDAY 28 APRIL

SUTTON VENY (1)
The 'Schools Service' will held at 1.45pm in the Church of St John The Evangelist following which children from the school will lay flowers on the graves of 143 Australian servicemen and nurses buried in the churchyard. For further details contact Nicky Bamard. E-mail: anzac@suttonveny.wilts.sch.uk

 

SATURDAY 30 APRIL

CAMBRIDGE
A Service arranged by the Cambridgeshire Branch of the Britain-Australia Society, to which all are welcome, will be held in the Church of St Andrew the Great, Lion Yard, St Andrew's Street at 2.30 for 3.00pm. Further details from Malcolm Cockcroft, Britain-Australia Society, Cambridge. Email: j.cockcroft1@ntlworld.com

SUNDAY 1 MAY

BAVERSTOCK
An Anzac Day service will be held at St. Edith’s Church, Baverstock via Dinton, Wiltshire commencing at 6.00pm. Thirty-two First World War casualties are buried in the churchyard, including two who served at Gallipoli.

ELTHAM
There will be an Act of Remembrance of the Gallipoli Campaign during the Parish Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, 59 Southend Crescent, Eltham, SE9 2SD. The service commences at 10.00am. A wreath will be laid during the service in the Gallipoli Chapel. Further information from the Church Office, Tel: 0208.859 6274.

NORFOLK
The Norfolk Branch of the Britain-Australia Society will host the Anzac Day Service at Wymondham Abbey, Church Street, Wymondham NR18 0PH at 2.45pm for 3.00pm. Further information from Mr Richard Robins E-mail: grvrobins@btinternet.com

SUTTON VENY (2)
A Service of Commemoration has been held at the Church of St John The Evangelist since 1919. This year it will commence at 3.00pm (please arrive by 2.45pm), followed by wreath laying at the CWGC plot in the churchyard. Further information from Maj. Gen. C H Elliott E-mail: director@ascb.uk.com

WALTON-ON-THAMES
A Service has been held at St Mary's Church, Church Street since 1920 to remember the 27,000 soldiers from New Zealand 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 followed by the Anzac Service at 6.30pm. After the service, wreaths will be laid at the memorial in the cemetery. Further information from Alan Curran Tel: 01932 242691.

SATURDAY 7 MAY

OXFORD
A service to commemorate Anzac Day, hosted by the Oxford University Australia and New Zealand Society, will be held in the University College Chapel, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH commencing at 5.45pm. For further information contact Sam Stranks. E-mail: samuel.stranks@gmail.com

OTHER GALLIPOLI COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS

COLLINGWOOD MEMORIAL
The Service at the memorial on the Downs east of Pimperne, Dorset, will take place on Friday 3 June at 3.00pm. It is a tradition that those attending meet from noon onwards at the Anvil Hotel, Pimperne for introductions and lunch as required. Further information from Stuart Adam, c/o Camveere House, Portman Road, Pimperne, Blandford, DT11 8UJ.

COMBINED IRISH REGIMENTS
The Annual Parade of the Combined Irish Regiments’ Association and wreath laying at The Cenotaph will take place on Sunday 12 June. Anyone with a link to the Irish Regiments is encouraged to attend. Muster at 10.00am in King Charles Street. For further information contact Peter Scott, Vice-President, Combined Irish Regiments OCA. E-mail: peter.scott61@yahoo.co.uk

HAWICK
On Tuesday 12 July the Hawick Callants Club will hold their traditional wreath laying ceremony at 7.00pm at the 'Horse Monument' in the High Street. This will be followed at 7.20pm by the laying of a 'Gallipoli Comrades' wreath at the War Memorial in Wilton Lodge Park. Further information from Tom Holmes, Secretary, Hawick Callants Club, Tel: 01450 373360. E-mail: honsec@hawickcallantsclub.co.uk

ISLE OF WIGHT
A service to commemorate Princess Beatrice's Isle of Wight Rifles, 8th Bn. The Hampshire Regiment will take place in August at Carisbrooke Castle, Newport. Further information can be obtained nearer the time from Gareth Sprack. Tel: 01983 563156. E-mail:gareth@glsprack.fsnet.co.uk

DERSINGHAM (MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE 5TH NORFOLKS)
A Memorial Service to commemorate the 5th Bn. Norfolk Regiment who gave their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign and in particular those of the Sandringham Company who died at Suvla Bay on 12 August 1915 will be held in at St Nicholas’ Church, Dersingham, Norfolk [Note: the new venue] at 3.00pm on Saturday 17th September Anyone wishing to attend should contact John Crowe. Tel: 0208 697 2787. E-mail: johncrowe@uwclub.net