Commemorating ANZAC Day in Liverpool

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To commemorate ANZAC Day on Monday 25 April, a Dawn Ceremony of Remembrance will be held at Bigge Park, Liverpool.

The day will begin with a march from Club Liverpool (185 George St, Liverpool) to Bigge Park, followed by the Dawn Service and then breakfast back at the club.

“ANZAC Day in Liverpool is always a very special occasion,” said Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun.

“Liverpool has a proud ANZAC tradition that goes back to the establishment of Holsworthy Barracks in 1913.”

“The 12th Light Horse Regiment was raised in Liverpool and they fought at Gallipoli and in the famous charge at Beersheba.”

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“I am also proud of the fact that the first Australian to be awarded a Victoria Cross in World War 2 was Corporal John Edmondson, who grew up in Liverpool. John died after saving the life of his friend and commanding officer at the siege of Tobruk in 1941 and his actions helped to turn the tide of war against Nazi Germany,” said Councillor Mannoun.

“Last year we had the 100 year centenary of the Gallipoli landings, and this year is the centenary of the terrible battles on the Western Front in 1916.”

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“At the Battle of Fromelles in July 1916, more than 5,500 Australians were killed or wounded in a single night.

“We must remember terrible events like these so that they never happen again – that’s why I am encouraging all residents, young and old, to join the march to Bigge Park and remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country.”

The Dawn Ceremony of Remembrance ceremony will be conducted by the City of Liverpool Sub Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia.

For more information contact Kieran Oakley, Media and Communications Officer, on 9821 9507 or k.oakley@liverpool.nsw.gov.au