Gallipoli

Gallipoli is the most frequently-used name for the campaign which occurred along the peninsula to the west of the Dardanelles Straits, which links the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey. Between April 1915 and January 1916, British, French, Australian and New Zealand troops fought against the Turks. This was the first instance of ANZAC (the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) in action during the Great War.

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Corporal William Ernest Mauvan

This story is the result of an investigation of documents held by Surrey History Centre. The file...

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Trooper Walter Percy Hayes

This story is the result of an investigation of documents held by Surrey History Centre. The file...

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Second Lieutenant Arthur Charles Brook

Arthur was a Director of the family firm of threadmakers, Jonas Brook & Bros. He took part in the...

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Dora Richards (nee Coombs)

Nurse who married a holder of the Victoria Cross, having nursed him in hospital

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Private Charles Rigby

Charles was part of 244th Company, the ‘Watney Lot’. They had been formed by Major Gordon Watney...

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Private Leland John George Finch

Private Leland John George Finch, a Cobham man whose death was recorded in the St Andrew's, Oxshott,...

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George Frank Hatchett

Excerpt from the 'Surrey Comet' about a Kingston man

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George Edward Garland

Addlestone man who was party of 'Watney's Men' and served in Gallipoli

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Richard Charles Ambler

Air Mechanic commemorated on the St Mary's Church memorial in Tatsfield

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Grantly Dick Read

Woking's pioneer of the theory of childbirth whose experience in the First World War affected his...

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Henry Robert Stanley

Story of Addlestone man who served in Egypt, Salonika and Gallipoli