Australian HC observes ANZAC Day

Staff Correspondent

26th April, 2019 12:48:40 printer

The Australian High Commission in Dhaka commemorated the 104th anniversary of ANZAC Day on Thursday, remembering Australia and New Zealand servicemen and women who died in wars and conflicts, including 30 buried in Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeteries in Bangladesh.

High Commissioner of Australia Julia Niblett along with Bangladesh government representative Maj Gen Md Saiful Abedin, Director General of DGFI, Enis Faruk Erdem, Chargé d‘ Affaires of Embassy of Turkey, Neaz Ahmed, Honorary Consul of New Zealand, and Captain Andrew Dakin, Royal Australian Navy, placed wreaths at the remembrance service, said Australian High Commission press release.

ANZAC Day is observed on April 25 to remember that on that day in 1915, troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed in Gallipoli, Turkey. That was the first time Australian troops fought together as a nation. During the eight month Gallipoli campaign over 8,700 Australians were killed.