Gallipoli Association 2024 Regional Conference

Gallipoli Association 2024 Regional Conference

Event Details

  • 09 Mar 24 09:15 - 09 Mar 24 16:00
  • Conference
  • Warwick, UK

Fifth Regional Conference

Presented by the Gallipoli Association in partnership with the Heart of England WFA.

Saturday 9 March 2024

  1. 9.15am Registration starts (Tea and Coffee on arrival)
  2. 10.00am Conference commences.
  3. 12.30 Lunch (not provided)
  4. 4.00 pm Finish

A display of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in Gallipoli will feature some rare photographs, documents, medals and other artefacts.


Stephen Chambers: “Jack Tar: Churchill’s Little Army at Gallipoli”

The Royal Naval Division was conceived and founded by the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, in late August 1914. The Royal Naval Division may have become one of Britain’s elite divisions by the war’s end but they had to learn their fighting craft first.

Stephen is a Trustee and Historian of the GA and director of Great War Digital. He has an in-depth knowledge of other British Military Campaigns and is an accredited Battlefield Guide. He is also a prolific author on Gallipoli and WW1.

Paul Colbourne: “Feeding the Front. British Army Logistics 1914-1915”

This will focus on the challenges faced during the early months of the war in setting up, what would become, a robust system to keep both men and livestock fed and watered.

Paul is also a credited Battlefield Guide across northern Europe. A member of the WFA, the Great War Group amongst others and is a volunteer for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. He graduated with a Master’s degree in History and the First world War.

Clive Harris: “Football in the Dardanelles”

This talk will look at the impact of sport as a vehicle for morale and fitness during the Gallipoli Campaign. It features several fascinating characters, on both sides of the wire, including some who never came home.

Clive has a background in both the military and the police before embarking on a career in military history. As well as being a Battlefield Guide, he has had published several articles relating to WW1 having completed a Master’s degree in Great War Studies.

Steve Warburton: “A Campaign in Two Halves”

The 29th Division’s ‘Incomparables’ from September 1915 to January 1916.

This talk will explore the reality of the neglected second half of its “first to last” service on the Peninsular: Morale, casualties, training, personalities, disease and Christmas dinner!

Steve’s background is in History education. His particular interest in Gallipoli comes from having 'married into’ the Lucas story.


Coten End Primary School, Coten End, Warwick, CV34 4NP (Google Maps).

The School has ample free parking whilst Warwick mainline station is approximately a ten minute walk away. Trains run from Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, and London Marylebone and all local stations.

How to reserve your place

The cost is £25 payable in advance. (Lunch is not provided but there are multiple external venues to eat close by, or you might prefer to bring your own lunch.)

Payment can be made by BACS, PayPal or cheque. Payment by BACS is preferred.

  1. BACS to The Gallipoli Association. Sort Code 60 - 07 - 02 Account Number 03725421
  2. PayPal to [email protected]
  3. Cheque made payable to The Gallipoli Association

Complete the booking form:

  1. Booking form - Microsoft Word
  2. Booking form - PDF

Email or post the booking form:

  1. Email [email protected]
  2. or by post to Hester Huttenbach, 24, Norcutt Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 6SR, England