Anzac Day services set for Lower South West

Cecilia AllenManjimup-Bridgetown Times
RSL Manjimup sub-branch secretary Ted Middleton and president Rex Brown with the 12-tonne M113 armoured personnel carrier from the Vietnam War, which arrived at the branch last year. Mr Brown served beside this APC in Vietnam in 1968.
Camera IconRSL Manjimup sub-branch secretary Ted Middleton and president Rex Brown with the 12-tonne M113 armoured personnel carrier from the Vietnam War, which arrived at the branch last year. Mr Brown served beside this APC in Vietnam in 1968.

Crowds will gather at memorials around the region next week to remember Australians who served and died in war.

This year commemorates 102 years since the landings at Anzac Cove and 103 years since World War I began.

The Manjimup dawn service will be at to the town memorial from 6am, to be followed by the gunfire breakfast at 6.45am at the RSL Hall.

“Anzac Day is about remembering those who made an incredible sacrifice to fight for for our freedom and those who didn’t come home,” RSL president Rex Brown said.

“I just hope my grandchildren or their children never have to be called up.”

The main service will be preceded by the march, which will start at the Imperials oval at 10.40am and make its way to the town memorial.

Northcliffe will hold a dawn service at 5.45am, followed by a tree planting and the unveiling of a plaque for Northcliffe resident and centenarian Ernie Burton.

Mr Burton was a distinguished soldier in WWII.

A breakfast will be held at Hollow Butt cafe after the service.

To book for the breakfast call the cafe on 9776 6050.

Walpole will have its march from 10.50am at the Walpole Recreation Centre carpark and a service at the town memorial from 11am.

Nannup will have its dawn service at 5.45am at the town memorial, a gunfire breakfast at the RLS hall at 6.30am, an 11am parade followed by refreshments.

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