Sacrifices of Australians and New Zealanders remembered at Peterborough service

The sacrifices of armed forces from the other side of the world were remembered at a sombre service at a Peterborough cemetery.

Friday, 26th April 2019, 12:58 pm
Royal British Legion Peterborough Branch ANZAC Day remembrance service at Broadway Cemetery at the grave of The Lonely ANZAC Sgt Thomas Hunter. EMN-190426-085735009

The annual ANZAC Day service was held at the graveside of Sgt Thomas Hunter at Broadway Cemetery yesterday - with dignitaries, serving personnel, veterans and relatives of Sgt Hunter all present. ANZAC Day is held on April 25 every year, the anniversary of when Australian and New Zealand armed forces arrived at Gallipoli during the First World War. The day remembers all Australians and New Zealanders killed during the two world wars. Sgt Hunter - known as The Lonely Anzac - was an Australian soldier wounded while fighting in France in 1915. He was taken to Britain, and was travelling to Halifax when he became seriously ill at Peterborough. He died at the hospital in the city (now the museum.) He was given a civic funeral in Peterborough.

Royal British Legion Peterborough Branch ANZAC Day remembrance service at Broadway Cemetery at the grave of The Lonely ANZAC Sgt Thomas Hunter. David and Kathy Simpson, Sgt Hunter's relatives from Australia laid a wreath. EMN-190426-085612009
Royal British Legion Peterborough Branch ANZAC Day remembrance service at Broadway Cemetery at the grave of The Lonely ANZAC Sgt Thomas Hunter. David and Kathy Simpson, Sgt Hunter's relatives from Australia laid a wreath. EMN-190426-085624009

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Royal British Legion Peterborough Branch ANZAC Day remembrance service at Broadway Cemetery at the grave of The Lonely ANZAC Sgt Thomas Hunter. EMN-190426-085636009
Royal British Legion Peterborough Branch ANZAC Day remembrance service at Broadway Cemetery at the grave of The Lonely ANZAC Sgt Thomas Hunter. EMN-190426-085647009
Royal British Legion Peterborough Branch ANZAC Day remembrance service at Broadway Cemetery at the grave of The Lonely ANZAC Sgt Thomas Hunter. EMN-190426-085712009
Royal British Legion Peterborough Branch ANZAC Day remembrance service at Broadway Cemetery at the grave of The Lonely ANZAC Sgt Thomas Hunter. Mayor of Peterborough Coun. Chris Ash laying a wreath EMN-190426-085723009
Royal British Legion Peterborough Branch ANZAC Day remembrance service at Broadway Cemetery at the grave of The Lonely ANZAC Sgt Thomas Hunter. Presentation of hat from Australia to Royal Engineers EMN-190426-085747009
The civic funeral given to 'The Lonely Anzac' Sgt Thomas Hunter
The civic funeral given to 'The Lonely Anzac' Sgt Thomas Hunter