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The pine tree commemorates 100 years since the Battle of Lone Pine and the Gallipoli Campaign in Turkey during World War One.

Early on the morning of 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli peninsula in Ottoman Turkey. This marked the start of the Gallipoli Campaign, a land-based element of a broad strategy to defeat the Ottoman Empire. Over 8 months, the ANZACs advanced little further than the positions they had taken on that first day of the landings. By November 1915, it was clear that the stalemate was not likely to be broken. Lord Kitchener, the British chief of staff, recommended an evacuation.

In late December, the ANZACs were evacuated from the peninsula with very few casualties. By 20 January 1916, all Allied troops had been withdrawn. The Gallipoli Campaign was a military defeat, but the battles fought on Gallipoli established the military reputation of the original ANZACs.

The Battle of Lone Pine was fought between Australian and Ottoman Empire forces during the Gallipoli Campaign between 6 and 10 August 1915.  



Address:170 Estuary Road, Dawesville Foreshore Park, Dawesville, 6210
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.624167
Long: 115.641389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:20-December-1915


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Plaque :

Commemorating 100 years since the Battle at Lone Pine

Gallipoli 6 - 10 Aug 1015

7 Victoria Cross winners

A. S. Burton  W. Dunstan  J. Hamilton  L. Keysor  A. J. Shout  W. J. Symons  H. Tubbs

Australian casualties - 2,277

Lest We Forget

Plaque :

Commemorating 100 years since the ANZAC Gallipoli Campaign

25 April - 20 December 1915

World War One - AIF
Australian KIA - 7,571
Wounded 18,523
New Zealand KIA - 2, 431
Wounded - 5,140

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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