March 4th 1915
The 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade - 9th (Queensland), 10th (South Australia), 11th (Western Australia) and 12th (Tasmania, with some South Australia and Western Australia) Battalions - accompanied by 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 3rd Field Ambulance and part of the Australian Field Bakery, landed on Lemnos approximately 96 kilometres from the Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey. They had been sent there to become part of an occupation force should the British navy succeed in capturing the forts along the Dardanelles.