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Gallipoli Veterans Memorial / May 2013
Gallipoli Veterans Memorial / May 2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Memorial dedicated in November to all Australian Gallipoli Veterans who served with the 1st A.I.F during the campaign in World War One. The last known Australian Gallipoli veteran, Alec Campbell passed away on the 16th May 2002.

The Australian military legend is founded on one date - 25 April 1915. On that day Australian troops began an amphibious landing on the Gallipoli peninsula. Since then the legend has been developed, expanded, embellished and confirmed on many battlefields, and it remains central to Australians' self image.

It was not on the basis of their strategic achievements but because of the way in which the Australian troops performed that the ANZAC legend was born. Facing small chance of success, forbidding terrain, and constant fire from well established defences; surrounded by death, short of water and food, living in the most primitive conditions, they displayed phenomenal endurance, discipline and courage. Such qualities came to be known as the ANZAC spirit.

Location

Address:Murray Street, Memorial Park , Rutherglen, 3685
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.05472
Long: 146.458313
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:09-January-1916

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 11th November, 2002
Front Inscription

THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ALL GALLIPOLI VETERANS FOLLOWING THE PASSING , ON 16TH MAY 2002, OF ALEC CAMPBELL, THE LAST KNOWN AUSTRALIAN GALLIPOLI VETERAN.

THE COMMUNITY OF INDIGO SHIRE EXPRESS THEIR ETERNAL GRATITUDE TO THE SOLDIERS OF THE 1ST A.I.F. WHO FOUGHT IN THIS CAMPAIGN IN DEFENCE OF A FLEDGLING NATION
LEST WE FORGET
11TH NOVEMBER 2002

 

Source: MA
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