National commemorations to remember the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign will begin on 25th April 2015: Anzac Day. One of the major engagements of the First World War, it involved more than 400,000 British, over 40,000 French and around 140,000 Commonwealth and Irish servicemen.
The 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment landed at Gallipoli in July 1915 and the “Staveley Remembers” team are planning to commemorate those local men who took part with a special centenary exhibition at the Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans event in July this year.
7 men of the 9th Battalion, who died during the campaign are named on the Parish Memorial along with at least a further 6 men who served in other regiments. Many more served, and returned. If you have any information or photographs about any local men who were involved, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us here.