Public Services students honour Commonwealth war dead on Anzac Day

5 May 2017

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Public services students turned out to honour Commonwealth soldiers buried at St Nicholas’ Church, Brockenhurst, marking Anzac Day on April 25th.

The soldiers died approximately 100 years ago at the village’s temporary war hospital, which was set up to treat casualties of the 1914-1918 conflict.

Joining the students were New Zealand’s Deputy High Commissioner David Evans and representatives of the armed forces of Australia and New Zealand.

Also honouring the soldiers’ sacrifice were local forces veterans and school children.

Student Kieran Read said: “Even after a century, the sacrifice of these brave young men is something we must never forget.”

Commonwealth soldiers played a significant role in World War One, serving in Egypt, at Gallipoli, and on the Western Front.