100th Anniversary Commemoration of Lone Pine, 6 August 2015
Thursday 18 June, 2015
Source: Senator The Hon. Michael Ronaldson, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Minister Assisting the Prime Mininster for the Centenary of Anzac Special Minister of State
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, today announced arrangements for the 100th anniversary commemoration for the August Offensive at Lone Pine, Gallipoli in Turkey on 6 August 2015.
The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine will be a significant event and provide Australians with a further opportunity to visit the Gallipoli Peninsula and Turkey during 2015. Australians are encouraged to register their intention to attend the service from today at www.gallipoli2015.dva.gov.au.
Senator Ronaldson said the Lone Pine service would commemorate the contribution of more than 50,000 Australians who served at Gallipoli during the eight month campaign and the some 8,700 who died there.
“The Battle of Lone Pine saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Gallipoli campaign, with more than 2,000 Australian casualties over four days and seven Victoria Crosses awarded for bravery,” Senator Ronaldson said.
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