What's On - 17 December 2020

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - December 2020

    Thursday 17 December 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    In the month of December we commemorate the current and ongoing service of Australian Troops on peacekeeping and other operations.

    Evacuation from Gallipoli
    In October 1915 the British Government began to consider the need for evacuation. Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay were finally relinquished on 19 December, with Cape Helles following suit on 9 January 1916. The evacuations at Anzac Cove, Suvla Bay and Cape Helles were a triumph of staff planning. By the time of evacuation close to 46,000 allied troops had been killed during the fighting on land from a total of 250,000 casualties. The Turkish forces suffered losses that were possibly even greater.