This monument was erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915
The monument contains a time capsule containing memorabilia from Ex Service Organisations within the Lyne Electorate and was unveiled for Anzac Day 2015
This time capsule will be opened in 100 years on 25th April 2115
Lest We Forget
Picture of Victoria Cross
Australian VC Winners
New Zealand VC Winners
Listed above are the 10 recipients of the Victoria Cross the highest award for bravery including 9 Australians and 1 New Zealanders
7 VC's were awarded for the Battle of Lone Pine alone one of the fiercest battles in Australian Military History 6-9 August 1915
Cyril Bennett is quoted to have said that "Hundreds of VC's should have been awarded for the battle"
The Returned and Services League of Australia, New South Wales Branch, within the Lyne electorate to recognise the commitment and sacrifice Australian Aboriginal Servicemen made during the First World War.
When war broke out in 1914 many Indigenous Australians who tried to enlist were rejected on the grounds of race, others slipped through the net telling recruiters they were Maori, Indian or Pacific Islander decent.
Today, the bodies of those that fell in the battlefields of Gallipoli, France and Belgium remain with their mates, thousands of miles away from their ancestral homes.
Lest we forget
Simpson and his Donkey at the foot of Shrapnel Gully, Gallipoli.
John Simpson Kirkpatrick was a stretcher bearer with the Australian Medical Corps at Gallipoli
Simpson landed in the shores of Gallipoli on the 25th April as part of the Anzac Forces and later obtained the help of a donkey. He evacuated more than 300 wounded mend from the front lines to receive help at the casualty clearing stations until he was later killed by machine gun fire whilst assisting two wounded soldiers on the beach at ANZAC Cove on 19th May 1915
He was buried on the beach at Hell Spit at the southern end of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli
Simpson and his donkey are part of the legend and whose image is synonymous with the Gallipoli campaign
Monument created by D. Robinson of Kendall RSL sub-branch