Friday, March 6, 2015

Marking the Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign - Commonwealth War Graves Commission

On 25 April 2015, we will commemorate the centenary of the landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.  What followed in 1915 was a bitter eight-month campaign that lead to the loss of some 500,000 Commonwealth and Turkish servicemen and women.

Australia and New Zealand conduct three commemorative services at Gallipoli on Anzac Day each year. The Dawn Service at the Anzac Commemorative Site is jointly conducted by both countries and is followed by an Australian Memorial Service at Lone Pine, and a New Zealand Memorial Service at Chunuk Bair.

A ceremony organised by the UK government in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions will take place at the Cenotaph in London. There will also be a Commonwealth and Ireland Commemoration Service on Friday 24 April 2015 at the CWGC Cape Helles Memorial in Gallipoli.
Click on the links below for more information:
Australian Government
New Zealand Government
United Kingdom Government