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30 December 1915: Pte Stephen Sowden

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Stephen had seen active service on Gallipoli for a number of months, mainly in the Jephson's Post/Karakol vicinities where he was wounded. Evacuated to Mudros from Gallipoli on 18 December 1915, It was originally believed Stephen became ill and died whilst in transit to the UK. He is now buried in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar. However, usin…


Tolkien’s War: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Lancashire Fusiliers by Professor John Bourne

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Tolkien is, to the consternation of many in the literary establishment, possibly the most widely read of twentieth-century British authors, whose sales show no sign of slacking.  Tolkien volunteered for military service in June 1915 and was commissioned in the Lancashire Fusiliers.  He served on the Somme with the 11th Battalion (74 Brigade, 25th D…


The Gallipoli Oak by Martin Purdy and Ian Dawson

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Paperback: 174 pages Publisher: Moonraker Publishing; 1st edition (2013) ISBN-10: 0955447216 ISBN-13: 978-0955447211 A masterful and poetically told story that reads as easily as Michael Morpargo and is just as visual; here however the authors are relating fact rather than fiction. The Gallipoli Oak has everything for the person interested in t…