Baw Baw Shire to commemorate first ever Anzac Day

Sixteen communities across the Baw Baw Shire will host dawn services next weekend to commemorate the first Anzac Day that was held 12 months after Australian and New Zealand troops landed in Gallipoli. 

Baw Baw Shire tributes will begin at Longwarry and observe Anzac Day the day before the actual event, which has become an ongoing tradition.

Unlike Longwarry, the other 15 communities in the shire will stage their commemorations on Anzac Day.

Warragul, Drouin and Trafalgar will host dawn services that will begin at 6am, followed by street marches and main services later in the morning.

In Warragul, the march will begin close to Queen Street Park and progress to the cenotaph that is located at the junction of Smith and Victoria Street.

According to Warragul RSL president, Noel Tucker, current and ex-servicemen and women will lead the parade followed by their relatives.

To commemorate their loved ones, relatives are asked to wear any medals on the right side of their chest.

A full detailed program on Baw Baw Shire’s Anzac Day commemorations can be found at the council’s website.

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