Anzac Day Commemoration at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery

25 April 2019 , 10:00

The annual ANZAC Day commemorative service at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery will be held on 25 April 2019.

Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery

The Australian National Memorial is the site of an intense battle fought in 1918 as part of wider efforts to halt a German spring offensive which was threatening to win them the war.

Throughout early April of 1918, Australian units helped defend Villers-Bretonneux from this onslaught, but at dawn on the 24th the Germans attacked and captured the town. Leading the British counter attack, the Australian 13 and 15 Brigades enveloped the town and successfully cleared it of Germans on 25 April, the third anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli. Many soldiers who fell are commemorated by the CWGC at this site.

The Commemoration, on 25 April 2019, not only commemorates this remarkable action which effectively ended the German offensive launched a month prior but also marks the 104 anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli. 

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