Gallipoli and the Wider Great War Day

Gallipoli and the Wider Great War Day

Event Details

  • 11 May 24 10:00 - 11 May 24 16:30
  • Exhibition
  • Whittington, Staffordshire

A special day to remember the important theatres of the Great War, away from the Western Front

The service of the Staffords on the Western Front during World War One is familiar to many. Less well known is their contribution to the wider war. Battalions of both the North and South Staffords served in Gallipoli, North Persia, Italy and Mesopotamia. Lt. Col. Henderson (pictured) was awarded a posthumous V.C. for his bravery in Mesopotamia.

The event will include

  • Displays on the involvement of the Staffords
  • The trench will be re-configured to how it would have been in Turkey in 1915
  • Free, bite-size talks on the wider war and the Staffords
  • Re-enactors displaying uniforms and weapons of campaign Volunteers to answer questions on the
  • Quiz sheets and activities

Free entry to under 16’s. Adults £6.

For further details, contact Ian Binnie [email protected]

An event in conjunction with the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, DMS Whittington, Whittington, Staffordshire, WS14 9PY.