Capes region marks Anzac Day tradition

Pierra Willix and Sarah IsonBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton's Anzac commemoration service was full of servicemen and women across the community paying their respects.
Camera IconBusselton's Anzac commemoration service was full of servicemen and women across the community paying their respects. Credit: Sarah Ison Busselton Dunsborough Times

On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Anzac Day across the Capes was marked with ceremonies in Busselton and Dunsborough.

The day began with a dawn service at the Busselton War Memorial, where students from local schools shared stories of soldiers from Busselton in World War I.

After the service, a gunfire breakfast was held. Members of WA Police, SES, Surf Life Saving, and cadets later marched down Queen Street ahead of a ceremony at 9am, when wreaths were laid by members of the community.

Busselton Choral Society and Brass Band also performed.

Busselton RSL sub-branch treasurer Rick Winch said he believed the crowds at the Busselton dawn service were the biggest yet, estimating 2500-3000 people attended.

“A lot of people have been commenting that this was the biggest service we have ever had in Busselton,” he said.

The RSL also invited younger veterans to lead the march to recognise the service of men and women in more recent conflicts.

In Dunsborough, a commemorative service was held later that morning.

The event started with a march down Dunn Bay Road to the foreshore, with veterans and members of police, emergency services, Red Cross and CWA taking part.

The service followed the march.

PICTURES:

Busselton:

Flight lieutenant Clayton Halloran wears his late father's medals for the first time on Anzac day.
Camera IconFlight lieutenant Clayton Halloran wears his late father's medals for the first time on Anzac day. Credit: Sarah Ison Busselton Dunsborough Times
Veterans Kevin Riseley and John Jenkins.
Camera IconVeterans Kevin Riseley and John Jenkins. Credit: Busselton Dunsborough Times
The Busseltonj Search and Rescue crew attended the service.
Camera IconThe Busseltonj Search and Rescue crew attended the service. Credit: Sarah Ison Busselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton RSL treasurer Rick Winch marches down Queen Street towards the memorial.
Camera IconBusselton RSL treasurer Rick Winch marches down Queen Street towards the memorial. Credit: Sarah Ison Busselton Dunsborough Times
Adam Young and Tony Keaton.
Camera IconAdam Young and Tony Keaton. Credit: Busselton Dunsborough Times
The Surf Life Saving Club marched with servicemen and women in Busselton.
Camera IconThe Surf Life Saving Club marched with servicemen and women in Busselton. Credit: Busselton Dunsborough Times

Dunsborough:

World War II veteran Keith MacKinnon during the service.
Camera IconWorld War II veteran Keith MacKinnon during the service. Credit: Pierra Willix.
The march made its way down Dunn Bay Road to the foreshore.
Camera IconThe march made its way down Dunn Bay Road to the foreshore. Credit: Pierra Willix
Local Police took part in the march.
Camera IconLocal Police took part in the march. Credit: Pierra Willix
Part of the 10th Light Horse Bunbury Troop re-enactment troop attended the march again this year.
Camera IconPart of the 10th Light Horse Bunbury Troop re-enactment troop attended the march again this year. Credit: Pierra Willix
Trevor Sergeant, Philip Gifford with Brian Linaker.
Camera IconTrevor Sergeant, Philip Gifford with Brian Linaker. Credit: Pierra Willix

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