ANZAC Day marked at St Albans cemetery

MILITARY attaches from three High Commissions went along to the annual Anzac Day service held in Fleetville Cemetery recently.

The service of remembrance is held at the Commonwealth War Graves Memorial where servicemen and women who died in St Albans after being repatriated to the city for convalescence towards the end of the First World War.

More than 60 people took part in the service where they were joined by the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian military attaches and local ward councillor and portfolio holder for culture and heritage, Sheila Burton, who has been attending for 30 years.

The service was followed by refreshments in the neighbouring St Paul’s Church.

Although Canada is not an Anzac country, there are many Canadian graves in the Commonwealth War Graves section while there are actually no New Zealand graves there but the attache comes along to the service anyway.

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