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CB100The Battle for Chunuk Bair was New Zealand’s most significant action in the Gallipoli Campaign. The battle, which took place from 6-10 August, was part of the August Offensive, in which the Allies attempted to seize the Sari Bair heights from Turkish forces on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The Wellington Battalion captured Chunuk Bair along with the British 7th Gloucestershire Regiment and elements of the 8th Welsh early on the 8th August, but they, along with other units, suffered grievous losses defending it. Chunuk Bair was eventually lost to the Ottoman forces after a series of overwhelming counterattacks.

The New Zealand Government is conducting a public service to commemorate the centenary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair on 8 August 2015. There is no attendance ballot for this commemoration and anyone who wishes to can do so.

If you are planning to attend the Chunuk Bair centenary service please visit this site http://www.gallipoli2015.govt.nz/


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As the Gallipoli Centenary begins, we are delighted to announce the launch of the newwebsite for the Gallipoli Centenary Education Project: www.gallipoli100education.org.uk.  We have been trialling a draft version of the site for a few weeks and are now ready to ‘open for business’ with the new version.

The purpose of the site is to help teachers with their Gallipoli projects, so this is not so much an historical site as an educational one, so the information is intended to raise questions rather than supply answers.



The Autumn 2015 issue of The Gallipolian (No. 138) will be published at the beginning of August.  It contains reports and photographs of the centenary commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula, the national commemorations in London and other services in the UK and elsewhere.  There is also an update by Dominic Tweddle, Director of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, about the work involved in getting the Monitor, M33, ready for the formal opening on 6 August.   Also featured is a report on a recent initiative by Ensignbus to name buses operating in the Purfleet area after First World War casualties, four of whom were killed at Gallipoli.

Among the articles are The Army Postal Service at the Dardanelles and A Dardanelles Mystery - the latter being an account of an unnamed Chief Petty Officer who served on HMS Agamemnon during its service there.  There are also articles on the role of the Greek Labour Corps at Gallipoli and about The Piper of Lemnos – Sgt. Archibald Monk - who served with 3rd Australian General Hospital on Lemnos.  There is also a tribute to Brigadier-General,  Thomas, Earl of Longford by his grand-daughter.

The arrangements for Gallipoli Association’s plot in the Field of Remembrance in November and for the Remembrance Day Parade in London are also outlined, together with the usual items of Association business and a selection of Book Reviews.


DESCENDANTS OF GALLIPOLI VETERANS to attend Centenary commemoration in Turkey

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Fifteen descendants of veterans who took part in one of the bloodiest campaigns of the commemorative event in Turkey.First World War are set to follow in the footsteps of their forebears and attend a Centenary

The descendants are all members of the Gallipoli Association, which has been working with the government to ensure that fitting UK-led commemorative events are held this year, the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign. The commemoration in Turkey will be a Commonwealth and Ireland Service, to be held on Friday 24 April at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Helles Memorial on the Gallipoli peninsula.

Christopher Fagan, Chairman of the Gallipoli Association said: ‘It is a great honour for the Gallipoli Association to have been invited by the UK government to assist with this opportunity for British descendants to attend the service at Cape Helles. Find out more »


GALLIPOLI REMEMBERED - Descendants' Stories


Family histories from ancestors of those that served in the WW1 Gallipoli campaign. 
How the UK Government is commemorating the Gallipoli centenary http://bit.ly/govuk_gallipoli


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The Gallipoli Centenary Education Project is one of our major objectives for the Centenary and has been funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund anddonations from the Gallipoli Association and personal benefactors. Find out more »


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