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Plaque 2 :01-April-2016
Plaque 2 :01-April-2016

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The plaque commemorates the centenary of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landing at Gallipoli in Turkey in April 1915 and those who served in World War One.   

On 25 April 1915 Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed at what is now called Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

For the vast majority of the 16,000 Australians and New Zealanders who landed on that first day, this was their first experience of combat. By that evening, 2000 of them had been killed or wounded.

The Gallipoli campaign was a military failure. However, the traits that were shown there – bravery, ingenuity, endurance and mateship – have become enshrined as defining aspects of the Australian character.

 

 

Location

Address:Tasman Drive & Belinda Street, Gerringong, 2534
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.748182
Long: 150.832941
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:25-April-2015

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 2015
Front Inscription

CENTENARY OF ANZAC
25th APRIL 2015
This Plaque Was Unveiled To Commemorate Those
Young Australians & New Zealand Troops
Who Stormed The Beaches Of The Gallipoli Peninsula
One Hundred Years Ago Today
Those Who Offered & Those Who Gave Their Lives
Should Be Forever Honoured By Our Nation
LEST WE FORGET
Erected by the Gerringong RSL Sub Branch

 

Source: MA
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