The service at the War Memorial at the Dimboola Memorial Secondary College was followed by the ‘Gunfire Breakfast’. Ian Lehmann from the Nhill Dimboola Band performed the last post, while Charles Rees gave a passionate story on the history of WW1.

The 11 am service started with a march along the Avenue of Honor lead by the Dimboola RSL President Ivan Jones and several community groups including the Fire Brigade, Girl Guides and Dimboola school students.

Charles Rees again had the large crowd of over 400 engaged in his stories of WW1 history. The Nhill Dimboola Band played hymns and anthems and Ian Lehmann again played the last post and reveille.

The guest speaker for the service was local identity Harry John. Harry questioned why he was asked to give a talk when he had never served in the armed services, however he did have brothers who have served.  Harry focused his speech on the spirit of ANZAC during the days of WW2 and how it affected those at home putting in the war effort.

  • Zoe Pilmore, Charles Rees and Ivan Jones listens into Harry John speech given at the 11.00 am ANZAC Service
  • Dimboola RSL President Ivan Jones leads the march on ANZAC Day in Dimboola