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Two pine trees commemorate the Battle of Lone Pine which was conducted during the Gallipoli campaign in World War One.  

During World War One, the Battle of Lone Pine was intended as a tactical diversion from attempts by New Zealand and Australian units to force a breakout from the ANZAC perimeter in the north at Chunuk Bair and Hill 971.

The Lone Pine attack, launched by the 1st Brigade, AIF, took place in the late afternoon of 6 August 1915 and pitched Australian forces against formidable entrenched Turkish positions, sections of which were securely roofed over with pine logs. In some instances the attackers had to break in through the roofs of the trench systems in order to engage the defenders. The main Turkish trench was taken within 20 minutes of the initial charge, but this was the prelude to four days of intense hand-to-hand fighting, resulting in more than 2,000 Australian casualties. Turkish losses were estimated at 7,000. Seven Australians were awarded the Victoria Cross for this battle.


Address:760 Goodwood Road , Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, 5042
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.997113
Long: 138.592193
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:06-August-1915
Actual Event End Date:06-August-1915


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The two pines situated in this area are seedlings related to the original Lone Pine on Gallipoli and were planted to  commemorate the brave deeds and sacrifices of the ANZACs

The Battle of Lone Pine

At 5.30 P.M. on August 6, 1915, an Officer blew a whistle and the Australians charged from their trenches into a cloud of  shrapnel and a torrent of bullets.  Some fell before they cleared their parapets, others within a few strides.

Lone Pine was captured and reinforced, but the A.I.F. losses were extremely high.  More than 2,000 Australians were killed or  wounded in this single engagement, most of them in hand-to-hand fighting heavier than any other in which the Australians  were to take part throughout the Great War.

Of the nine Victoria Crosses awarded to Australians on Gallipoli, seven were won at Lone Pine.

"Their name liveth for evermore"


Source: MA
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