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Duke of Edinburgh leads Gallipoli centenary commemoration at St Paul's
27 April 2015
Exactly 100 years on from the Gallipoli campaign of World War One, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh led the annual wreath-laying ceremony at St Paul's.
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The Duke laid a wreath at the Gallipoli Memorial in the Cathedral crypt on Saturday 25 April, alongside senior representatives of the nations which suffered the most serious losses in the ill-fated eight-month campaign to secure the strategic stronghold of Constantinople, now Istanbul.
- The Rt Hon. David Carter, MP, Speaker, New Zealand House of Representatives
- Senator The Hon. George Brandis, QC, Attorney General, Australia
- His Excellency Mr Daniel Mulhall, Irish Ambassador
- Rear Admiral Henri Schricke, Defence Attaché, France
- His Excellency Mr Abdurrahman Bilgiç, Turkish Ambassador
The Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 was one of the largest campaigns of the First World War and was especially to become known as a defining moment in the histories of both Australia and New Zealand.
The Gallipoli Memorial
The Gallipoli Memorial, which is intended to commemorate all those who took part in the Campaign, was erected by the Gallipoli Association and unveiled on 28 November 1995 by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in the presence of eight surviving veterans.