Lest we forget this Anzac Day

Published on Wednesday 4 April, 2018

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City of Gosnells residents are invited to take some time out to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by ANZACs this April 25.

The annual RSL parade will depart from the Coles carpark at 6.30am, travelling to the War Memorial at the City’s Civic Centre.

The Service will commence at 7am at the memorial, followed by a Gunfire Breakfast at 8am, for which gold coin donations are appreciated.

Community members are also advised traffic along Albany Highway, between Fremantle Road and Gosnells Road West, will be disrupted during the march.

“The City of Gosnells is proud to support the RSL Anzac Day commemorations, by sponsoring these events,” the City’s Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said.

“Life in the City of Gosnells wouldn’t be what it is today without the dedication and sacrifice shown by our service men and women.”

This Anzac Day marks the 100th anniversary of fierce fighting at Villers-Bretonneux in France during World War I, in which Australian forces drove back German troops, who had taken the town days earlier as part of their spring offensive.

The war turned in 1918, as the allied forces, including the ANZACs, launched a counter-offensive which resulted in the end of the fighting, when the Germans signed an armistice on 11 November.

For more information about the RSL march and service, visit rslwa.org.au or call Gosnells RSL Secretary Fred Batt on 9398 1661.