The Australian pier at Moudros

The British built a pier known as the Australian Pier at a short distance from Moudros to disembark troops, ammunition, supplies, and food. For easier transportation, they built a small decauville rail line, which became a double line over the months. The line was used to connect the pier with the Anglo-French camps at Moudros. Wagons were driven by a Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 PM (Petrol Mechanical) 2’6 “petrol engine. There was also a crane on the rails and the 117th (Railway) Company, Royal Engineers, was in charge.

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