Peterborough remembers ANZAC day

ANZAC Day service at Broadway cemetery at the grave of Sgt. Hunter. Sq Ldr Paul Ferguson from the Australian Air Force lays wreath EMN-150425-190407009
ANZAC Day service at Broadway cemetery at the grave of Sgt. Hunter. Sq Ldr Paul Ferguson from the Australian Air Force lays wreath EMN-150425-190407009
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The sacrifices made by Australian and New Zealand soldiers 100 years ago were remembered at a Peterborough grave side.

The annual ANZAC day service took place at Broadway Cemetery on Saturday, marking the centenary of the Galliopli landings, where thousands of soldiers died, many from Australia and New Zealand.

The service took place at the grave side of Sgt Thomas Hunter, an Australian who died during the First World War after being injured in battle. He was being transferred to a military hospital but became critically ill and died at Peterborough Hospital - now Peterborough Museum.

On Saturday veterans, dignitaries, serving members of the armed forces and school children laid wreaths at the grave side, and fell silent to remember fallen soldiers from the other side of the world.

Tributes were also paid to former Mayor of Peterborough George Keeble, whose grave is near Sgt Hunter’s