Anzac Day 2019: How WA remembered the sacrifices made by those who fought in the war

As the sun rose on April 25, thousands of West Australians attended solemn ceremonies to pay respects to the Anzacs.

Later in the day, people will join the Anzac Day march and parade, alongside schoolchildren and perhaps relatives wearing medals bestowed to loved ones.

A commemoration service may also be held, where a wreath may be laid at a cenotaph or monument marking soldiers who fell when serving for their country.

In the afternoon, people may indulge in a game of "two-up" at their local pub or club.

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I.

From Northam to Esperance, ceremonies were held state-wide to pause and honour those who served our nation during the war.

Check out the gallery above to see how WA cities and towns paid homage to those who lost their lives in service to the Australian military.


In Mandurah, a large crowd turned out to the Dawesville War Memorial for a touching dawn service.

Dawesville Returned and Services League (RSL) vice president Bart Mavrick said it was important to remember the sacrifices made by those who fought in the war.


Thousands of people gathered in Busselton to commemorate ANZAC Day starting with a dawn service, gunfire breakfast, parade and and ANZAC Day service.

The Busselton RSL hosted a morning tea and lunch which was followed by the traditional game of two-up.


The Northam ANZAC Day dawn service attracted its highest crowds in recent years, according to local RSL Sub-Branch president Mick Prytulak.

The annual parade down the main street of town brought together ex-servicemen and women, local students and emergency services.


Hundreds came together in Collie for the dawn service, which included a roll call of all Collie soldiers who have lost their lives in battle, which was then followed by a breakfast at the Collie-Cardiff RSL club.

The day continued with the annual march to Soldiers Park for the morning service, followed by a light lunch and the annual tradition of two-up, hosted by the Collie-Cardiff RSL.


A huge crowd attended 2019 ANZAC Day services at Esperance Memorial Park to honour the sacrifice of current and returned servicemen and women.

Esperance RSL president Shane Miller's opening address focused on Esperance's Victoria Cross recipient Tom Starcevich.

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