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43,000 IN SYDNEY MARCH

Representatives From All States STRONG FORCE FROM NEW ZEALAND Three Men Drop Dead; 1,556 Collapse SYDNEY, April 25.

There have been few more impressive spectacles in any part of the Empire than the Anzac Day march in Sydney today of the returned men from all

parts of Australia, from New Zealand.! and from oiher allied countries. According to an official announce ment at the close of the march which was fittingly associated with the 150 th anniversary celebrations, the parade totalled at least 43.000 men who. march ing 12 abreast, took two hours to pass through Martin place. It was an un forgettable scene. It was in Martin place, black with people right through from Macquarie street to George street, that the scene I struck its most impressive note. Thou- i sands of people viewed the scene from I windows and other vantage points. Pre-1 ceding the parade was a procession of' maimed men in motor cars. i Heading the march was the Governor fLord Wakehurstt. who was accom panied on his right by the Command ing Officer (Major-General Sir Charles Rosenthal) and Major-General Sir! Andrew Russell, commanding the bi?! New Zealand contingent. Behind the j Governor came more than 30 Victoria! Cross winners, who. marching as a dis- i tinct unit, were warmly cheered Then ' came officials of the Returned Sojdiers' i League, blinded ex-sen-icemen, detach-1 ments of the Royal Australian Navy I ex-naval men. between 1.800 and 1.900' New Zealanders. comprising contin-' gents from New Zealand and New Zea- i landers new resident in all parts of! Australia, the Victorian contingent of about 500 men. the various units of "h" A.1.F., South African War veterans, and ' those who served with the British ana I other Dominion forces and the armies or allied countries.

50,000 At Dawn Ceremony Just before dawn a crowd of 50000 crammed every inch of standing room in Martin place for the Anzac dawn ! ceremony of remembrance. There wi:h : impressive solemnity, around a wreath ; hidden Cenotaph, they joined in remem berme the glories and tragedies of that (fateful April morning of 23 years a"0 ; and in praying for the maintenance o' ; a peace so dearly won. ! Two hundred and fifty thousand I people gathered in the Domain for the , biggest united commemoration service j since the war. It was a movin" scene : Police officers estimate that there were i ;050.000 people along the route of the ! procession. i j During the march of the 43.000 Anzacs ' ;two returned soldiers collapsed and' : died and the St. John Ambulance Bri- I ;gade treated 1.556 cases of collapse I (along the route of the marcli The; :men who died during the march werei i Henry C. Nagel. 50. who came from: ; Newcastle to take part in the march ' iand David Kennedy. 61. of Seymour: i parade. Belmore. Frederick Vintiner 101. employed by the City Council co:-i (lapsed near the town hall tonight pnd I | later died in a rest home | General Sir Harry Chauvel. who came !to Sydney from Melbourne to view the I ] parade cf troops, said that it was the Ifinest parade of the kind that hp had' | seen, and bore evidence of having beeii i extraordinarily well organised. "But," he added, "it was the dawn scrvi^=> tlia'i expressed chiefly the spirit of 'lie great occasion." i Cheers For "Good Old Billy" | At ll a.m. there was a brisk outburst' of cheering about the official dais at the I Domain. All craned their heads to see! I who it was. and the men of the 7th ■ Light Horse, stationed immediately in I front of the stand, were the first to i realise the recipient's identity. A spon : taneous roar of cheers broke from theii | ranks. "We want Billy, good old Billy." j they shouted. The cry was taken up"by i other units, spread arid became a thun ■ derous acclaim. i Mr. Hughes. Australia's war-time • '• Prime Minister, bent, white-haired, but: ,alert, moved to the front of the dais.. i and raised his hand in salute. It was : the signal for another surge of cheers. ( . Mr. Hughes was visibly moved.

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