100 Years on: First Troops Embark For Gallipoli

18 October 2014

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Victor Dominello today led a ceremony in Sydney to mark 100 years since the first NSW troops who served in Gallipoli embarked for Albany, Western Australia on 18 October 1914.

See the below media release.

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On this day
17 August

1900 — Imperial Bushmen in action at BUFFELS HOEK, South Africa (Boer War). 5 Australians were killed

1914 — 3rd Battalion AIF is formed at Victoria Barracks, Sydney

1942 — 2/12th Battalion lands at MILNE BAY, New Guinea

1943 — Port Hedland (Western Australia) is bombed by Japanese aircraft