100th Anniversary of Gallipoli Campaign (Anzac Day) 25th April 2015

The Royal British Legion / Chepstow Town council

25/04/2015 10:30am - 25/04/2015



A commemorative parade and service to mark the 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli Campaign (Anzac Day) on Saturday, 25th April 2015.

The parade will form up in Welsh Street Car Park at 10.35am ready for march off at 10.45am under the direction of the Parade Marshall.

The Parade will proceed into Welsh Street pass under the Town Arch, down the High Street before halting at the “War Memorial Gun”. Following introductory remarks by Mr Chris Wilson, Commander RN and President of the Royal Navy Association Chepstow & District Branch, wreaths will be laid on behalf of the Town, The Royal British Legion and family of Able Seaman William Williams VC. The laying of wreaths will be followed the Act of Remembrance and a short service conducted by The Reverend Canon Christopher Blanchard, Vicar of Chepstow.

On the conclusion of the Service the parade will fall out.

Parade participants and guests are then invited to take a short walk to St Mary’s Priory Church for 11.30am where there will be a dedication of the newly restored painting of the SS River Clyde by Charles Dixon (1872 – 1934), and, to visit the newly refurbished “Green Man Backpackers Lodge”, for many years previously, the home of the Chepstow Branch of the Royal British Legion, where refreshments will be served.