ANZAC Day Toronto Avenue Cemetery - Ploegsteert - 24/04/2024
Please find below some pictures of the commemoration on the British cemetery Toronto Avenue Cemetery in Ploegsteert wood on Wednesday 24 April 2024. This commemoration took place on the eve of ANZAC Day 25 April 2024, the day on which the people from Australia and New Zealand remember the landing at Gallipoli in Turkey on 25 April 1915. 

Master of ceremony Lieutenant Colonel Will Hitchen. 

Opening prayer by Reverend Richard Clement

Address by Alice Leeuwerck, mayor of Komen-Waasten.

Air-Vice Marschall Dianne Turton held the ANZAC commemorative address.

Hymn 'A flower remembered' by soprano Lies Verholle.

Oscar, Charlie and Lucy Blacker read a poem.

Wreath laying by Caroline Millar, Ambassador of Australia

Diana Reaich, Ambassador of New-Zealand

Air Vice Marshal Dianne Turton, Australian Defence Force

Mayor Alice Leeuwerck

Captain James Barnes, RNZN, New Zealand Defence Attaché

Colonel Guy Dobbelaere, Hainault Provincial Commander

Geert Bekaert on behalf of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Superintendent Gabrielle Tramby, Australian Border Force

Francois Maekelberg, Alliance of Patriotic Associations – Comines-Warneton

The Ode of Remembrance by Ambassador Millar in English

and by François Maekelberg in French.

The Last Post.

The national anthems of Australia and Belgium. 

Blessing by Reverend Richard Clement

Superintendent Gabrielle Tramby, Australian Border Force at the grave of her relative.

  Page made by /