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20-January-2018
20-January-2018

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

A Lone Pine Tree was planted to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915. 

The Gallipoli Campaign of 1915-16, also known as the Battle of Gallipoli or the Dardanelles Campaign, was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during World War One. The campaign began with a failed naval attack by British and French ships on the Dardanelles Straits in February-March 1915 and continued with a major land invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25, involving British and French troops as well as divisions of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).

Lack of sufficient intelligence and knowledge of the terrain, along with a fierce Turkish resistance, hampered the success of the invasion. By mid-October, Allied forces had suffered heavy casualties and had made little headway from their initial landing sites. Evacuation began in December 1915, and was completed early the following January.

Location

Address:51 - 67 Waterview Street, Ganmain, 2702
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.795336
Long: 147.043465
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Approx. Event Start Date:1915

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2015
Front Inscription

This tree is a genuine descendant of the Gallipoli Lone Pine (Pinus Brutia). 

It was planted here by the members of Ganmain R.S.L. Sub-Branch in the year 2015 to commemorate the battle of Gallipoli 
one hundred years ago. 

We will always remember these men and thank them for the tremendous sacrifice they made for us. 

Lest We Forget 
 

Source: MA
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