Residents of Weymouth and Portland are invited to a service of remembrance and short wreath laying in recognition of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) Day this month.

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

Wreaths will be laid by the Mayor 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.