Anzac Day services and events

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph
A large crowd, including many workers sporting high-vis, gathered at the Port Hedland War Memorial for the Anzac Day Dawn Service in 2015.
Camera IconA large crowd, including many workers sporting high-vis, gathered at the Port Hedland War Memorial for the Anzac Day Dawn Service in 2015. Credit: North West Telegraph, Alex Massey / North West Telegraph

The Pilbara is getting ready for Australia’s national day of remembrance, Anzac Day, next week.

Residents will gather at the War Memorial opposite the Esplanade Hotel in Port Hedland at 5.30am, with the service starting at 5.40am on Wednesday, April 25.

There will be an Anzac Day address from the Royal Australian Navy with the sounding of the Last Post at 6am, followed by the laying of wreaths and a parade and salute.

Residents can then travel to the Port Hedland Yacht Club for a gunfire breakfast at 6.30am.

Anzac House on Hedditch Street will open at 9.30am for a barbecue lunch provided by the Girl Guides, while those in Port can take part in a game of two-up at the Pier Hotel.

An RSL Port Hedland spokeswoman said residents should take part in the day to commemorate the 101st anniversary of soldiers fighting at Gallipoli.

Newman RSL, with the support of the Pilbara Regiment, A-Troop, will hold an Anzac Day commemorative service from 5.35am at the BHP Housing Office carpark, marching to the cenotaph from 5.45am.

Pilbara residents and visitors can also attend the Whim Creek memorial at 9.30am on April 21 to recognise past and present indigenous servicemen and women.

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