ANZAC Day Berks Cemetery Extension - Ploegsteert - 24/04/2024
Please find below some pictures of the commemoration on the British cemetery Berks Cemetery Extension in Ploegsteert 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: Wing Commander Mike Parry

Prayer by Reverend Richard Clement

Captain Barnes gave more information on the cemetery.

The hymn 'Abide with me' by soprano Lies Verholle

Wreath laying by Diana Reach, Ambassador of New-Zealand

Caroline Millar; Ambassador of Australia

Mayor Alice Leeuwerck on behalf of the city of Komen-Waasten

CAPT James Barnes, New Zealand Defence Force

Lt Col Will Hitchen, Australian Defence Force

Colonel Guy Dobbelaere, Hainault Provincial Commander

Geert Bekaert on behalf od the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Exhortation in Maori, English and French

The Last Post

The national anthems of New Zealand and Belgium

Final prayer

Group picture

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