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The Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Jean Flaherty, laid a wreath at Soldiers’ Corner to commemorate the anniversary of Anzac Day.
Anzac Day took place on Sunday 23 April to commemorate the anniversary of Australian and New Zealand forces landing at Gallipoli during World War One, in 1915, and the thousands who gave their lives.
As first citizen of the borough, the Mayor marked the anniversary by laying a wreath on behalf of the citizens of Warrington at Soldiers’ Corner at Warrington Cemetery. This was followed by a short service and march-past from various services and Ex-Servicemen’s Associations.
Soldiers from all over the Commonwealth are buried at Soldiers’ Corner, as Winwick Hospital was taken over as a military hospital during the First World War.
The Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Jean Flaherty, said: “During these uncertain and challenging times, it’s important that we continue to recognise the contribution and sacrifices of those who lost their lives during the First World War.
“I took the opportunity to have a moment of quiet reflection to remember those who have served their country, and continue to do so, and I would encourage everyone to do the same.”
'Anzac' stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.