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

On this day
9 July

1940 — HMA Ships SYDNEY, STUART, VOYAGER, and VAMPIRE, together with ships of the Royal Navy, engaged the Italian Navy in the Battle of CALABRIA

1942 — 2/24th Battalion captured a German radio interception and intelligence unit, effectively blinding Rommel in North Africa

1943 — 3 and 450 Squadron, RAAF, and eight Australian warships, were part of a force of some 180,000 troops and 2,590 ships involved in the invasion of SICILY