A SERVICE of remembrance in recognition of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) Day will take place on Weymouth seafront next week.

At 11am on Thursday, April 25, Weymouth will hold a Civic Service at the Anzac Memorial on the seafront opposite the Hotel Prince Regent. All are welcome to attend.

The service will be carried out by Rev Tom Coopey, Wreaths will be laid by the Weymouth Town Clerk and representatives of Australia House and New Zealand House from London, ex-service organisations and expatriates living or working in Weymouth.

The memorial commemorates the thousands of Australian and New Zealand volunteer servicemen who passed through camps and hospitals in Dorset during the First World War between battles in the Middle East and those on the Western Front in Europe.

Weymouth Town Council Clerk Jane Biscombe said: “Weymouth Town Council is honoured to have the opportunity to host this important Anzac Day service at the Anzac Memorial on Weymouth seafront. The event offers the forces family and wider community a chance to commemorate and honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army who fought at Gallipoli during World War I .

"Everyone is welcome to attend the service in recognition of the sacrifice made by personnel of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.”

The Weymouth Town Clerk Jane Biscombe will be laying a wreath together with LT James Cosham, from the Australian Defence Force and LT Brook West from the New Zealand Defence Force.

Representatives from many ex-service organisations, associations and standard bearers will also be attending the ceremony.