The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine will be a significant event and provides Australians with a further opportunity to visit the Gallipoli Peninsula and Turkey during 2015.
On 6 August 2015 the Australian Government will conduct a commemorative service to mark the centenary of the August Offensive at the Lone Pine Cemetery on the Gallipoli peninsula.
The service will commence at 5.00pm and run for approximately one hour. Visitors planning to attend the commemoration will need to arrive at the Bus/Coach Registration point on the Gallipoli Peninsula early due to road closures from 3pm on 6 August 2015. This will also ensure sufficient time for all visitors to undergo security screening, and secure a seat as capacity restrictions will be in place.
The Lone Pine service will 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.
This service will not be balloted or ticketed, however, there is a maximum capacity for 5,000 people to attend.
Visitors planning to attend the service are requested to register their intention to attend.
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