ANZAC Day, 25 April 2011

On ANZAC Day 2011, Ambassador Barbara Bridge travelled to Gothenburg to attend ANZAC Day commemoration services.

The Ambassador first attended a ceremony remembering the life and sacrifice of New Zealander Sergeant J C Williams whose grave lies in the churchyard of the medieval Öckerö church. Wreaths were laid by Ambassador Bridge accompanied by Lieutenant Commander Tony McCall, RNZN.

Later on that day, Ambassador Barbara Bridge and the Australian Ambassador, Paul Stephens, commemorated ANZAC Day at the war graves section at Kviberg Cemetery in Gothenburg, as has become the custom each year. New Zealand pilot Warrant Officer Warren Tuck is buried at the Commonwealth war grave site on a hillside at Kviberg Cemetery, along with several Australian comrades. A wreath was laid on behalf of the Government and the people of New Zealand by Ambassador Bridge, who was accompanied by Lieutenant Commander Tony McCall, RNZN.

 

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