Gallipoli Remembered

Pictured left to right: Ertan Yalçin, Consul General of Turkey; Peta Conn, Consul General of New Zealand; Barbara Jones, Consul General of Ireland; and Nick Minchin, Consul General of Australia.

By Irish America Staff
June / July 2015

Consul General Barbara Jones laid a traditional Irish green laurel wreath to commemorate the more than 3,000 Irish serving with Allied forces who lost their lives during the WWI Gallipoli campaign. The Anzac Day dawn service, on the centenary of the Allied landing at Gallipoli on April 25, was held at the Vietnam War Memorial on Water Street in lower Manhattan.

Anzac Day, a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, commemorates the more than 11,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers who died in Gallipoli. ♦


For complete coverage of the day’s events, see Patricia Harty’s Weekly Comment.

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