Come and join the Gallipoli Association and the Manchester Military History Society for a Gallipoli themed tour of Southern Cemetery, Manchester with Tim Cockitt (Chairman of the Manchester Military History Society) and Ian Binnie (Education Co-ordinator and Trustee of the Gallipoli Association).
There will be two tours, the first at 11.00 am and the second at 2.00 pm. They will last approximately an hour and a half. All timings are U.K time.
There will also be an online Zoom session at 7:30pm.
There are strong connections between the North West and Gallipoli, the ill-fated campaign of the First World War, where the Allied attempt to knock Turkey out of the war failed. Many local men and some women served, many were killed. At least 19 are buried or memorialised in the cemetery. Some have Commonwealth War graves Commission Graves, some have private memorials. Some had come from Australia and New Zealand: most are from Britain.
To supplement the day time tours there will be an online Zoom talk at 7:30pm. The talk will last 45 minutes plus time for questions.
Both the tours and Zoom talk are free. Numbers for the former are limited so please register advance using the email address.
Registration is needed to receive the link for the Zoom talk.
It is possible to drive into the Cemetery (main gates are on Barlow Moor Road, in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, M21 7GL). There is ample parking on the broad roadways within the cemetery. Those joining the walks should meet at the Cemetery office (next to the main gate) by 10 minutes before the start time.