Hundreds gather at Laurieton’s dawn service on Anzac day 2019

  • by Laura Telford

    A record breaking crowd turned out to honour the fallen at the dawn service in Laurieton on Anzac Day 2019.

The stillness of the air was a far cry from the rain at last years commemorations and women, men and children came together to remember the past.

Allan ‘Buster’ Beatty OAM gave the keynote address and paid tribute to the “forgotten heroine” volunteer nurses of World War I.

“They [nurses] worked under the most hazardous of conditions, endured extreme discomfort in the most harrowing of circumstances and lost their lives,” Mr Beatty said.

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