The Gallipolian - Spring 2012 Edition now published
The Gallipolian, the journal of the Gallipoli Association, is published three times a year in March, August and December.
ITEMS IN THE SPRING 2012 ISSUE OF ‘THE GALLIPOLIAN’
The Spring 2012 issue of The Gallipolian (No. 128) has now been published. It contains details of the Anzac/Gallipoli Day commemorations in London and elsewhere in the UK; ticketing arrangements for the commemorations at The Cenotaph and in Westminster Abbey; and booking forms for the Association’s Gallipoli Day Lunch, the East Anglian Regional Lunch and for the Major General’s Review (the final rehearsal for the Queen’s Birthday Parade). There will also be reports on the Association’s attendance, last November, at the ‘Field of Remembrance’ and – for the first time - at the Remembrance Day Parade.
Among the other items that may be of interest to readers are reports on the dedication of a ‘Blue Plaque’ in Grantham, which was the birthplace of Walter Parker VC; the gift of a vessel (The Nautilus), which served at Gallipoli, to the Voyager Maritime Museum in Auckland; the new Anzac Commemorative Centre in Albany; and an item dealing with ‘Motor Cycle Despatch Riders at Mudros and Gallipoli’.
More substantive articles include ‘Australia’s Bad Characters on Gallipoli’ by the author and historian, Dr Peter Stanley whose book, Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny, Murder and the Australian Imperial Force,
was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History in 2011. There are also two accounts by veterans – the first describing the landing of the 1st Bn. Border Regiment at ‘X’ Beach, and the second by a member of a machine gun section during the Battle of 4 June. Also featured is the moving story and letters of Pte. Henry Wright who served with the 14th Bn. Australian Infantry. The journal also continues the occasional series on war memorials with one outlining the history of the Norfolk Island War Memorial, which is situated in the South Pacific Ocean some 900 miles east of Brisbane – perhaps one of the most remote memorials.
Foster Summerson - Editor