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An annual service at All Saints Church, Hillington Square, will be taking place to remember Gallipoli.

The service will start at 3pm, on Saturday, September 3, with people welcome to gather beforehand at 2.30pm.

Organiser John Crower, who is president of the Gallipoli and Dardanelles International group which is a registered charity, said: "The purpose is to remember all, especially local men, that suffered during the Gallipoli campaign of 1915, in Turkey.

he annual memorial service for the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, in Turkey at All Saints Church will be held on Saturday, September 3. Photo supplied. (58465798)
he annual memorial service for the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, in Turkey at All Saints Church will be held on Saturday, September 3. Photo supplied. (58465798)

"This included the Sandringham Company, in which my father served."

Reverend Adrian Ling will be conducting the service which commemorates some half a million men who became official casualties, meaning dead, wounded or missing during the first world war.

The Gallipoli campaign was a military operation which occurred between 1915 and 1916 when Allied troops landed on the Gallipoli peninsula in Ottoman, Turkey.

he annual memorial service for the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, in Turkey at All Saints Church will be held on Saturday, September 3. Photo supplied. (58465802)
he annual memorial service for the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, in Turkey at All Saints Church will be held on Saturday, September 3. Photo supplied. (58465802)

Its strategy was intended to allow Allied ships to pass through the Dardanelles, to capture Constantinople, now known as Istanbul, and to defeat Ottoman.

Previous memorial events have taken place in Dersingham and Lynn with guests travelling from France, Turkey and Australia.

A popular author and journalist Ellee Seymour is setting her third book of her trilogy The Royal Station Master's Daughters during the aftermath of Gallipoli.

Service of Commemoration of the 106th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915. at All Saints Church King's Lynn.. (50898388)
Service of Commemoration of the 106th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915. at All Saints Church King's Lynn.. (50898388)

The writer asked Lynn News readers to help her with information about this period of time.

She said "“How did families living in the Lynn and Sandringham area cope after the war, particularly those who worked on the royal estate? Were they able to pick up the pieces of their previous lives?

"Were they haunted by what they saw and returned as broken men? What about the widows? Were woman and children left destitute and forced to live in workhouses? Can anyone tell me about workhouses in the area during this time?“

The Gallipoli and Dardenelles International Annual Lunch at King's Lynn Town Hall on Friday 29th October 2021..Front LtoR, Borough Mayor Cllr Harry Humphrey is pictured with John Crowe (President of The Gallipoli and Dardenelles International), they are pictured with guests at the Annual Lunch.. (52759008)
The Gallipoli and Dardenelles International Annual Lunch at King's Lynn Town Hall on Friday 29th October 2021..Front LtoR, Borough Mayor Cllr Harry Humphrey is pictured with John Crowe (President of The Gallipoli and Dardenelles International), they are pictured with guests at the Annual Lunch.. (52759008)

"I would like to thank families who have already been in touch and provided me with valuable insights and inspiration as I like to be as true as I can to life during this period, and I very much welcome hearing from others."



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