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.