Tehan in France for Anzac Day

Dan Tehan

Dan Tehan

Member for Wannon Dan Tehan will travel to France to represent Australia at the official Anzac Day commemorations at Villers-Bretonneux on Tuesday.

On Anzac Day, Mr Tehan will deliver the address at the Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service and lay a wreath on behalf of Australia. He will also attend a service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Bullecourt at the Service Digger Memorial, Bullecourt, France.

Mr Tehan said the Dawn Service in France will honour the 300,000 Australians who served on the Western Front, where 45,000 lost their lives, and more than one-third of those have no known grave. He will also inspect construction of the Sir John Monash Centre, attend the inauguration of Franco-Australian museum at Villers-Bretonneux and the opening of the Australian Poppy Garden at Zonnebeke, Belgium.

His other commitments are a special Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Belgium and the Naours Caves in France where 731 Australian soldiers inscribed their names during the First World War.

The Dawn Service in France will honour almost 300,000 Australians who served on the Western Front. - Dan Tehan

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