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Remembering the Armistice of Mudros

A wreath laying to commemorate the signing of the Armistice of Mudros.

31 October 2021 11:45 am - 31 October 2021 12:15 pm
Online event
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Council is unable to hold their service. To ensure the service and sacrifice of thousands is still remembered, the Shrine Guard will lay a wreath on behalf of those who would usually join us on this day.

This service commemorates the Armistice of Mudros. Coming into effect at noon on 31 October 1918, this armistice signalled the end of the First World War in the Middle East.

The Armistice was signed by British Admiral Arthur Calthorpe and representatives of the Ottoman Empire. The signing took place aboard the Royal Navy warship HMS Agamemnon while anchored in Mudros Bay, Lemnos.

Lemnos played an important role during the First World War. Only 50 kilometres from the Dardanelles, it operated as an advance base during the Gallipoli campaign. Wounded soldiers were also evacuated there for medical treatment. Over 200 Australian and New Zealand troops are buried in a cemetery in the town of Mudros. 

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Reviewed 13 October 2021

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