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The Battle of Lone Pine was fought between Australian and Ottoman Empire forces during the First World War between 6 and 10 August 1915. Part of the Gallipoli campaign, the battle was part of a diversionary attack to draw Ottoman attention away from the main assaults against Sari Bair, Chunuk Bair, and Hill 971, which became known as the August Offensive.
The Lone Pine was a solitary tree on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, which marked the site of the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915. Pines which are planted as a memorial to the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought in Gallipoli are also known as "Lone Pines" or "Gallipoli Pines", referencing the original tree.
|Address:||5 Victoria Street, Neangar Memorial Park , Eaglehawk, 3556|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.715358|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 9th August, 2015|
THIS MEMORIAL AND LONE PINE TREE ARE DEDICATED TO HONOUR THE PAST AND PRESENT MEN AND WOMEN OF THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCES, WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY DURING ACTIVE AND PEACE TIME DUTY, IN PARTICULAR THOSE WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.