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Anzac Day: Where to go for mid-morning and afternoon services

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On April 25, 1915, thousands of troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey, where they fought under their own flags for the first time.

Whangarei District Anzac Commemorative Services are Hukerenui - Monument Rd Tapuhi 9am, Pehiaweri Marae Glenbervie 10am, Whangarei Maunu Lawn Cemetery 10am, Kamo Memorial Hall 10am, Whananaki School 10.30am, Hikurangi School 10.30am, Maungakaramea Sports Club 11am, Waipu - at Monument 11am, and Whangarei Heads Manaia Club 2pm.

The bus carrying Australians and a group of 15 New Zealanders was making its way from the Turkish city of Izmir to Gallipoli for the Anzac day commemorations.

Later in the day there will be a procession, followed by a service at Westminster Abbey.

"We remember those who live in the reality of war each day, we remember those who this very day are serving our country".

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"Some with a deep conviction that they were fighting for king and empire, some fighting for peace and justice, others were young lads who saw an opportunity for adventure - none could have foreseen the hell on the frontline and in the trenches".

For photos of the Anzac Day 2018 Laidley Dawn Service, see the gallery below.

Representing the royal family, Prince Harry laid a wreath at the Cenotaph at the ceremony, which was attended by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson and Turkey's Ambassador to the U.K. Abdurrahman Bilgic. At the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, World War One soldiers were honoured with excerpts from their diaries, read before the dawn service, to commemorate 100 years since the last battles before the Armistice was declared in November 1918.In France, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull took part in a dawn service to mark the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux in World War One.

Thousands of POWs and Asian workers died during Japanese occupation when they were forced to work on the railways in Kanchanaburi.

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