Anzac Day Dawn Service at Woodgate. Photo taken April 25, 2015. Photo Matthew McInerney / NewsMail
Anzac Day Dawn Service at Woodgate. Photo taken April 25, 2015. Photo Matthew McInerney / NewsMail Matthew McInerney

Record crowds turn out for local Anzac Day commemorations

CHILDERS: A RECORD Dawn Service crowd returned to pay their respects as Light Horse Memorial Trooper Chris Iseppi led the Childers' civic service.

The P51 Mustang wowed crowds during its flypast while returned servicemen and women, and several local schools, marched down Churchill St.

The civic service ended with a ceremonial release of doves that didn't exactly go to plan, as many attendees continued to pay their respects at Isis RSL.

WAR NURSES: Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service chief executive Adrian Pennington said ANZAC Day was significant to staff across the organisation who had close personal ties to loved ones who served

GIN GIN: Hundreds of people lined the streets as the Kolan Shire remembered those who had sacrificed their lives for our country.

BARGARA: Bundaberg's coastal town followed the morning's dawn service with another powerful civic service.

A record crowd was on hand for this morning's Dawn Service, and many returned to pay their respects at the civic service.

MOORE PARK: A large crowd was on hand for Moore Park's Anzac Day Dawn Service.

The crowd stood in sombre silence as bugler Mitchell Browne played The Last Post and Reveille, as they remembered the sacrifice of young Australian soldiers on the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.

BARGARA: Bargara Commemoration Committee chair Greg Barnes was overwhelmed with the turnout as young and old paid their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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WOODGATE: ONE of the strongest crowds in recent memory gathered outside the new memorial to pay their respects at this morning's Dawn Service.

Compere Max Emery guided the service, which marked not only the first service at the new memorial since its dedication in February but the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.

The new memorial stands proud as the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean at Woodgate.
The new memorial stands proud as the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean at Woodgate. Matthew McInerney