Anzac memorial held in St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Anzac memorial held in St Albans Anzac memorial held in St Albans

A service to remember servicemen from the Commonwealth who lost their lives in war took place in St Albans on Sunday.

The Mayor of St Albans, Annie Brewster, laid a wreath at St Albans’ Anzac Service in Hatfield Road cemetery where servicemen from Australia and other Commonwealth countries who served in the First and Second World Wars are buried.

The service was held as close as possible to Anzac Day on April 25, a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand for servicemen who have served and died in wars and conflicts.

The city’s mayor said: "It was a privilege to lay a wreath in remembrance of servicemen from Australia, New Zealand and other Commonwealth countries who died for their countries. It was particularly poignant as this year marks 100 years since the start of the First World War."

Taking part in the Anzac Service were representatives of the Royal British Legion, the Royal Air Force Association, Royal Naval Association and the Burma Star Association. As well as cadets from the local air training corps, councillors and representatives of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland.

Canon Tony Hurle, Vicar of St Paul’s Church, said: "This service was held to commemorate all those who have suffered in conflicts and their friends and families. We remembered the servicemen from the Commonwealth who fought in the world wars and particularly those buried in the local cemetery. I am grateful to St Albans Mayor and all those who have supported this act of remembrance."

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