As dawn broke this morning, the UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, joined a service of remembrance organised by the Australian High Commission to commemorate Anzac Day at the Nairobi War Cemetery.
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”.
Paying our respects to Anzacs at the Nairobi War Cemetery. We honour Australian Nursing Sister Patricia Cashmore, Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Victor Jarius and Royal New Zealand Air Force Pilot Officer Brian Fowler. @anzacday @Stewartinkenya 🇦🇺 🇳🇿 pic.twitter.com/n2Z65Z3nNH
— Alison Chartres (@AusHCKenya) April 25, 2018
Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
Following the service, Mr Hailey took to Twitter to thank the Australian High Commissioner Alison Chartres for the ‘moving’ dawn service and in reply, she thanked the British diplomat for his support.