Trench tours recommence from August 15, 2021
Welcome to the 11th Battalion AIF and the Gallipoli Trench Project.
Based in Geraldton, Western Australia, 400kms north of Perth, 11th Battalion Living History Unit is a living history and commemorative group dedicated to researching and representing Western Australia's first and finest Battalion.
The group also embarked on a major project, recreating a living Gallipoli Trench complete with sound systems, actors and all the paraphernalia of war to make the experience for visitors as real as possible. Officially opened on 19 November 2016, the first cruise ship tour actually started on 15th November and was the first of many projected. From January 21st 2017 the trench will be open every third Saturday of the month. The trench is an authentic replica of a captured Turkish trench as taken by the 11th on the night of 31st July 1915 and named for the commander who led the attack, Capt R. L. Leane.
See the page dedicated to this project.
The 11th Battalion AIF living History Unit would like to thank our sponsors, friends and members who helped us commemorate the taking of Leane's Trench on 31 July this year.
After the damage caused by cyclone Seroja and ongoing inclement weather, the trench was in very poor condition and unsafe for public viewing.
Thanks to the herculean efforts of a group of dedicated people from Disaster Relief Australia and unit members over the weekend of 24/25 July, the trench was again ready for viewing.
The unit is very grateful to Wayne, Ben, Warwick, Bec, Natalie, Alex, Jay, Sarah, Danie, Rob, Dixon, and Stephen from Disaster Relief Australia, once again, thank you.