Trench tours restart Saturday 20 March 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.
On August 19 we had a visit by his Excellency, the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia.
The Governor was very impressed by the Gallipoli Trench Project and thought it was an "amazing tribute and commemoration for our Western Australian soldiers from the 11th Battalion AIF".
The 11th Battalion members would like to thank his Excellency for the kind words and praise they received. We were also pleased that he enjoyed the billy tea and scones.