ANZAC Day is a special day of remembrance for Australians and New Zealanders. It marks the anniversary of the first military action fought by Australian and New Zealand troops in Gallipoli in 1915.
The men who fought within the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps quickly became known as the Anzacs. After Gallipoli, they were brought over to the Western Front, where they particularly distinguished themselves on the Somme. The New Zealanders fought for the first time in this area at Longueval, on the 15th September 1916.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day, the New Zealand Embassy is holding a ceremony at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, at 3pm on Saturday 25th April 2015.
Please note that this changes from previous years when the service was held at the New Zealand Memorial on the Sunday closest to ANZAC Day.
Due to parking restrictions at the cemetery, please park in the centre of the village before 2.30pm and use the free shuttle buses providing transport to and from the ceremony.
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