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058: April 2000


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'Grandad’s War' by Prof. John Bourne


Both my grandfathers were born in 1880, both were coal miners and both had large families. My paternal grandfather (and namesake) John Bourne was, according to my father, a very decent man, but I have rarely shown any curiosity about him. My maternal grandfather, Jesse Sheldon, has always been the most intriguing absence in my life. I think my inte…

"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…

ONLINE : 'Sucked Oranges – 54th (East Anglian) Division at Suvla Bay' with Stephen Chambers


The next Gallipoli Association Zoom talk No artillery, no divisional signal company, no field ambulances, no ammunition, no mules and vanishing battalions. The 54th (East Anglian) Division were described as "sucked oranges", lacking the fighting spirit. How true was this statement of the men from East Anglia? Stephen Chambers is a Trustee and his…