What's On - 31 October 2020

  • Ceremony: Remembering the Armistice of Mudros 2020

    Saturday 31 October 2020, 11:45am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    This commemorative service marks the centenary of the coming into effect of the Armistice of Mudros at noon on the 31st October 1918. The Armistice was signed the previous day by representatives of the Entente Powers, represented by British Admiral Arthur Calthorpe, and those of the Ottoman Empire. The negotiations and signing ceremony took place aboard the Royal Navy warship HMS Agamemnon anchored in Mudros Bay in the northern Aegean island of Lemnos. The Armistice brought to an end the First World War across the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. Just as HMS Agamemnon had played a major role as part of the Naval forces in the Gallipoli campaign, so the island of Lemnos had operated as an advance base throughout the campaign. For tens of thousands of Australian soldiers across the region, the First World War was now at an end.