Anzac Day 2019: Mandurah's south pauses to remember the Anzacs at touching dawn service

Anzac Day 2019: Mandurah's south pause to remember the Anzacs at touching dawn service

Mandurah's southern suburbs paused to remember the Anzacs who fought for their countries at a touching dawn service at the Dawesville War Memorial.

A single flame was the only light on display throughout the dawn service.

A single flame was the only light on display throughout the dawn service.

Reciting of The Ode and the sounds of The Last Post rang out across the still estuary as thousands stood quietly as they paid their respects to our fallen service men and women.

Lest We Forget on a wreath which was placed on the Dawesville War Memorial during proceedings.

Lest We Forget on a wreath which was placed on the Dawesville War Memorial during proceedings.

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I.

A young Mandurah soilder looking down while poems are read to the crowd.

A young Mandurah soilder looking down while poems are read to the crowd.

A gunfire breakfast was held at the Port Bouvard Recreation and Sporting Club located along Thisbe Drive from 7am.

A boy cries as he and a woman look at the wreaths.

A boy cries as he and a woman look at the wreaths.

Dawesville Returned and Services League (RSL) vice president Bart Mavrick was the master of ceremonies for the event.

Mr Mavrick estimated the number of attendees to be about the same as the previous year.

Anzac ceremonies and related events will continue throughout the day, across the Peel region. To see what's happening in your neck of the woods, check out our guide to the day here.

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Our freedom came at a high price. That is the message etched in metal at the Dawesville War Memorial.

Our freedom came at a high price. That is the message etched in metal at the Dawesville War Memorial.