Anzac/Gallipoli Services U.K.

Event Details

  • 25 Apr 18 05:00 - 25 Apr 18 23:59
  • Commemorative
  • Various UK Locations

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

 

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

 

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.