100 years ago today

muckaroon1960
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100 years ago today

Postby muckaroon1960 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:04 pm

Remembering today Private 3083 Arthur William Laycock, 9th Batt Royal Warwickshire Regiment, KIA at Gallipoli 31/12/15 aged 20.
Son of Mrs Mary Ann Laycock 15 Harnall Row, Coventry.
Remembered on the Helles, Memorial.

This is his Victory Medal.
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Re: 100 years ago today

Postby resistanceunit » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:13 pm

Thanks for showing Mucka...

RIP Private Laycock, you are not forgotten.

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Re: 100 years ago today

Postby David » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:38 am

Although I'm Australian, I surprisingly didn't know much more than the basic story of the Gallipoli campaign. I finished reading a very good book recently called 'Gallipoli Air War' by Hugh Dolan, which went into much more detail, although with an obvious slant towards the balloon/air service.
Gallipoli certainly was a bloody messy campaign and a war of attrition, with tens of thousands killed and wounded on both sides.
A very poignant posting Muckaroon :thumbsup:

•Australia: 18.500 wounded and missing - 7,594 killed.
•New Zealand : 5,150 wounded and missing - 2,431 killed.
•British Empire (excl. Anzac) : 198,000 wounded and missing - 22,000 killed.
•France : 23,000 wounded and missing - 27,000 killed.
•Ottoman Empire (Turkey) : 109,042 wounded and missing - 57,084 killed.
•Furthermore 1.700 Indians died in Gallipoli, plus an unknown number of Germans, Newfoundlanders and Senegalese.

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Re: 100 years ago today

Postby muckaroon1960 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:48 pm

Seeing those casualty figures reminded me of the French contribution to the Dardanelles campaign.
Here is a French Dardanelles Campaign Medal I have in my French WW1 medal collection.
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Re: 100 years ago today

Postby David » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:12 am

I can't believe I have never even considered the Gallipoli campaign medals awarded by other allied nations and I've never seen one of those medals before Muckaroon. Nice one :thumbsup:

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Re: 100 years ago today

Postby Welsh digger » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:15 pm

muckaroon1960 wrote:Remembering today Private 3083 Arthur William Laycock, 9th Batt Royal Warwickshire Regiment, KIA at Gallipoli 31/12/15 aged 20.
Son of Mrs Mary Ann Laycock 15 Harnall Row, Coventry.
Remembered on the Helles, Memorial.

This is his Victory Medal.



Well done for remembering this poor fallen soldier who died on News eve 100 years back, gone but not forgotten.

I have a few medals among my collection from those who served there, though all made it back.

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Re: 100 years ago today

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:16 pm

A timely reminder that today Thursday April 25 is now the 104th anniversary of the ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) landings at Gallipoli. A very important and patriotic day for all Australian's and New Zealanders alike. Lest we Forget.

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