Bunbury turns out to pay respects to the fallen

Zach RelphSouth Western Times
Bunbury dawn service 2017
Camera IconBunbury dawn service 2017 Credit: Jon Gellweiler

Thousands paid their respects in Bunbury on Tuesday at the Anzac Day dawn and morning services.

A big crowd pays its respects at the Bunbury Dawn Service.
Camera IconA big crowd pays its respects at the Bunbury Dawn Service. Credit: South Western Times

A big crowd gathered at dawn as the sun began to rise over the Anzac Park war memorial on Victoria Street.

Bunbury dawn service 2017
Camera IconBunbury dawn service 2017 Credit: Jon Gellweiler

The HMAS Toowoomba crew, who arrived in Bunbury on Monday, formed the cenotaph guard at the commemoration after marching from the Returned and Services League on Spencer Street.

The crew of HMAS Toowoomba leads the march to the Dawn Service.
Camera IconThe crew of HMAS Toowoomba leads the march to the Dawn Service. Credit: South Western Times, Jon Gellweiler

The morning service also boasted strong numbers, with many community groups, schools and community members attending to pay their respects.

RAN Commander Stuart Watters.
Camera IconRAN Commander Stuart Watters. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

Hundreds lined Blair Street for the final march to conclude the day’s official commemorations.

More pictures from the dawn service:

RAN Commander Stuart Watters.
Camera IconRAN Commander Stuart Watters. Credit: Jon Gellweiler
Bunbury RSL’s Alf Mainstone at the Dawn Service.
Camera IconBunbury RSL’s Alf Mainstone at the Dawn Service. Credit: South Western Times
HMAS Toowoomba cenotaph guard. Bunbury Dawn Service 2017.
Camera IconHMAS Toowoomba cenotaph guard. Bunbury Dawn Service 2017. Credit: Jon Gellweiler
HMAS Toowoomba crew lead the dawn parade.
Camera IconHMAS Toowoomba crew lead the dawn parade. Credit: Jon Gellweiler
Bunbury RSL president John Gelmi.
Camera IconBunbury RSL president John Gelmi. Credit: South Western Times
Bunbury Dawn Service 2017
Camera IconBunbury Dawn Service 2017 Credit: Jon Gellweiler
Bunbury Dawn Service 2017
Camera IconBunbury Dawn Service 2017 Credit: Jon Gellweiler
A crew member of the HMAS Toowoomba silently stands as part of the cenotaph guard.
Camera IconA crew member of the HMAS Toowoomba silently stands as part of the cenotaph guard. Credit: South Western Times

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