I belong to the Scouts and in the early 80s we shared our St George's Day parade with the British Legion and others (not sure who represented the ANZACs) in a parade in front of the Duke of Beaufort around a pretty Cotswold village of Leighterton. There was a WW1 airfield there, and in the churchyard is a row of NZ and Australian pilots who died on training exercises..........don't know if the parade still goes on there, but I always remember doing an 'eyes right' as I and my Cub Scouts (who couldn't march!) "marched behing the flags..............
Also to add to the memory of Gallipoli, my grandmother's brother was killed in 1915 as he landed on the beach at Sulva Bay. His name is one of those thousands who have no known grave. Even after her house was bombed out in Plymouth in 1941, she still had his photograph and the "Penny" that all families whose nearest were given, even though it was buckled in the heat of the fire that consumed their house.
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We owe so much to all the those men. It is a shame that it has taken us so long to really appreciate their and their families sacrifice.
My great Uncle was killed on the 14th August 1914 at Mons leaving behind a wife and four very young children.