The Beaconsfield Anzac Memorial Service was first held in 1999. Since then a Memorial Service has been held each year on the Sunday before Anzac Day. Last year 2020, the service was cancelled for the first time due to the Covid pandemic and the Covid restrictions in place at the time.
This year 2021 a service was held on Sunday 18 April at the Beaconsfield Cenotaph.
Beaconsfield war memorials
Beaconsfield has a history of dedicated war service. There are several memorials in the town remembering the soldiers and they are all documented on this website:
- The Beaconsfield Avenue of Honour
- The Honour Board
- The Cenotaph
- The Digital Memorial
- Beaconsfield Park
2021 ANZAC memorial service
The 22nd memorial service was conducted in accordance with the ANZAC 2021 Order of Service document.
- Mayor Cardinia Shire, Cr. Brett Owen opening address and the Memorial Address – David Bonette – written by Penny Harris Jennings.
- Memorial Address research paper written by Penny Harris Jennings.
The Service started with the March as recorded below
Some of the highlights and people attending the Service are shown in the images below.