25 April 1915

Members of No. 2 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, land on the beach at Gallipoli, 6.30am 25 April 1915, Cyril Oscar Lawrence.  Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.

Members of No. 2 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, land on the beach at Gallipoli, 6.30am 25 April 1915, Cyril Oscar Lawrence.
Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.

747 Australians die on the first day, including Eric Martin Solling and Herbert Maurice Robertshaw from Orange. During the first nine days at Gallipoli the ANZACs suffer almost 8,000 casualties, with 2,300 dead.

Total Australian casualties at the end of the Gallipoli campaign are: 7,823 killed, 19,441 wounded, 569 dead from disease and 31 dead due to accidents. It is estimated that about 70 men from Orange served at Gallipoli; 29 of them failed to return.

25th April was officially named Anzac Day in 1916.

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This entry was posted on April 25th, 2015.