Gallipoli Anzac Day Memorial

  • 25 April 2024
  • 12pm

Shot at Dawn

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial will close to the public on Monday 6 May. The memorial will undergo restoration and will be closed for approximately six weeks whilst these works take place. Free Shot at Dawn Talks will continue to take place daily at 12.30pm and 1.30pm in the Millennium Chapel, please ask at the Welcome Desk for more information. Visit our Shot at Dawn Restoration Appeal to find out more and donate.

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A memorial service will be held commemorating 109 years since the Gallipoli campaign.

 

The service will start at 12pm in the chapel followed by the laying of wreaths at the Gallipoli memorial at 12.30pm.

This memorial remembers the terrible loss of life during the First World War campaign of 1915 to secure the Gallipoli peninsula and defeat the armies of the Ottoman Empire.

The Allied Forces, which famously included the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), were attempting to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul) and secure a sea route to Russia. There were huge casualties on both sides.

After the war the land where there had been fighting was gifted to the Allies to be cared for by the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission.

For further information about this event, please contact:

 

Tim Pepper

Mobile - 07710 888711

E-mail - timpepper@talk21.com