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094: May 2012


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Nobody of any importance: a Foot Soldier’s Memoir of World War I


Reviewed by Michael Lucas. Nobody of any Importance is a lengthy and detailed account, written from memory, in the 1970s, from early childhood to age 21, with 50 pages of editorial notes. Sam Sutcliffe enlisted at 16 in September 1914, trained as a signaller, went to Gallipoli and fought at Suvla, with 2/1st Londons (Royal Fusiliers -29th Division…

121 : January 2021


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"Evacuations from Gallipoli" by Peter Hart


We welcome the return of Peter Hart to our venue at Hornchurch. This evening Peter will discuss the evacuations from Gallipoli. There were six battalions of the Essex Regiment on Gallipoli and one of them took part in both of the evacuations.  We meet at the Poppy Lounge at the Royal British Legion at Hornchurch from 7:30 for an 8pm start. There i…

‘Whatever Happened to Captain Maurice Francis Healy MC?’ by Denis Kirby


Maurice Francis Healy was born in Dublin on 16 November 1887, the eldest of the three children of Cork solicitor and later MP, Maurice Healy, and his wife Anne. A barrister, writer and occasional broadcaster on the BBC, Maurice Francis Healy is probably best known as the author of ‘The Old Munster Circuit’. Published in March 1934 the book is a mem…

ONLINE 'Lads of the Lothians- with the Territorial Royal Scots in Gallipoli' by Dave Clarke


This Gallipoli Association ONLINE talk will focus on the experiences of the 5th Battalion (29th Division so in the initial landings) and the 4th and 7th (52nd Division replacements) before andduring the campaign through their own words and many obscure contemporaryaccounts. It will bring into question the pre-war notion that the erritorials were …

Hawthorn Ridge Crater Commemoration - 1st July 2023


One of the most iconic sequences of film footage from the First World War is undoubtedly Geoffrey Malin's capture of the Hawthorn Redoubt Mine being detonated at 7.20am on 1st July 1916 and the subsequent failure of the attack made by the 29th Division in the Beaumont Hamel area. The annual commemoration ceremony organised by the Hawthorn Ridge Cr…

'Out of the Western Front Frying Pan and into the Fire of Fermoy' with Steve Warburton


Steve Warburton will be giving an account of Brig-Gen C H T Lucas’ (87th Brigade, 29th Division) time in command of the Fermoy Brigade postwar including the period of his 1920 capture, captivity and escape from Irish Republicans - supported by his 'secret diary entries' written whilst in captivity.

'Stanley Finch - A Medic at Gallipoli' - Karen Dennis


At the Hatfield Peverel venue, on this occasion we look at the wartime service of one man. Chelmsford man Stanley Finch served in 88 Brigade (TF) Field Ambulance, part of the 29th Division. He served on Gallipoli, amongst others, and had a photo album which was ultimately donated by his family to the Essex Regiment Museum. Essex Branch Memorial Of…

Amphibious Landings at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 by Gary Sheffield


Amphibious Landings at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 by Gary Sheffield Early on 25 April 1915 the 29th Division landed on the tip of the Gallipoli peninsula at Cape Helles. A second amphibious landing was made by the Anzacs at Gaba Tepe (later renamed Anzac Cove) to the north.  This was the start of the Gallipoli campaign. Gary will talk about the bac…

Commemoration of the 29th Division in the First World War in the Gallipoli Chapel, Holy Trinity Church, Eltham


A commemorative service will be held on Sunday 28th April 2024 at 10.00 am in the Gallipoli Chapel, Holy Trinity Church, Eltham, SE9 2SD The 29th Division fought in the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign, suffering 34,000 casualties. Soldiers of the division were awarded 12 VCs. The Gallipoli Association is committed to keeping the memory of the campa…