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#1 18-04-2015 23:17:49

Desert Rat
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The First To Fall

Between 04:20 and 04:35 AM the first wave of Australian soldiers landed at Gallipoli. The first wave consisted of the 9th Battalion, 10th Battalion and the 11th Battalion of the 3rd Brigade.

A wonderful website has been put together listing all the Australian soldiers killed on the first day at Gallipoli:

http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/1landing/first-to-fall/

25 April 2015 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landing and the day these soldiers gave their all.

LEST WE FORGET.

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#2 18-04-2015 23:22:24

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Re: The First To Fall

Here are the fifty-eight men of the 11th Battalion who were killed on that fateful day:

http://www.gallipoli.gov.au/first-to-fa … talion.php

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#3 18-04-2015 23:37:29

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Re: The First To Fall

Let us not forget all those on both sides who gave their all at Gallipoli.

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http://www.greatwar.nl/frames/default-gallipoli.html

The casualty figures give a good understanding of who suffered:

Australia: 18.500 wounded and missing - 7,594 killed.

New Zealand : 5,150 wounded and missing - 2,431 killed.

British Empire (excl. Anzac) : 198,000 wounded and missing - 22,000 killed.
France : 23,000 wounded and missing - 27,000 killed.

Ottoman Empire (Turkey) : 109,042 wounded and missing - 57,084 killed.

Furthermore 1.700 Indians died in Gallipoli, plus an unknown number of Germans, Newfoundlanders and Senegalese.

( These figures are educated guesses, but still approximate and controversial. They are taken from various sources, i.c. official Turkish, Dr Geoffrey Partington, Bernd Langensiepen, Robert Rhodes James, Spencer Tucker and Geoffrey Moorhouse. )

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#4 23-04-2015 10:49:23

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Re: The First To Fall

Hello, many thanks for this info, it's very interesting....

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#5 23-04-2015 14:29:02

Tin Soldier
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Re: The First To Fall

Yes thanks for the info Desert Rat, as Seba said very interesting and the fact that you mentioned all the nations involved is nice.
I didn't know that the French lost so many in the Gallipoli Campaign, very humbling indeed sad

A lot of historians tell us that the Gallipoli Campaign was a side show, but as your figures show us, this was no side show.

Well done mate!

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