Anzac Day 2024

The traditional March along Bradley Street
30th Apr 2024

Anzac Day services in Guyra have once again attracted large crowds, with a highlight of this year’s services being the participation by new generations of Guyra families marching in memory of their forebears.
The first service, held at the
Soldiers Memorial Hall, kicked off the day in the true tradition of the original Anzacs, with around 150 people rising at dawn to mark 108 years since 150 young men from the Guyra district left our shores to fight in WW1.
A small service was held at the Guyra MPS for residents, before the main event kicked off with hundreds marching down Bradley Street, making their way to the Soldiers Memorial Hall.
The commemorative address was delivered by former Guyra resident Major Adam White, who reflected on ‘the enduring spirit of the ANZACs that continues to
inspire our community’.
Among those marching were around 50 members of the
Davidson and Little families, marching in memory of their fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers who fought in WWII. They ranged in age from a baby to the eldest at 84 and 82 years old.
Six Davidson brothers served their country, and they were connected through marriage to the Little family who also sent their sons to war.
The impetus for their participation was to remember Tom Davidson who would have turned 100 this year. As well as marching on Anzac Day, the family held a celebration to honour this important milestone in their family history.
It won’t be the last time the family will march in Guyra on Anzac Day. Paul Davidson told the Gazette that they will be back next year and the reunion will be ‘bigger and better’.
“It was humbling to walk the streets that our people walked before us and it was an honour to be there on this special day to remember them,” he said.
“As a family we are proud of their service and that it continues with members of our extended family still serving our country which I think is a pretty great thing.”

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