Throughout February and March 1915, the British and French navies had bombarded coastal forts and artillery positions along the Dardanelles Straits in an attempt to open up a second front. There was some early success but the last attempt on 18 March ended in complete disaster with five warships sunk or disabled.
Allied commanders decided that troops would need to land along the Gallipoli peninsula to conquer the Turkish defences before the naval attacks could resume.On 25 April 1915, Allied troops landed on a series of beaches along the Gallipoli peninsula………
Staveley Remembers Gallipoli.
There are 180 WW1 casualties named on the Staveley War Memorial and, to date, a further 36 casualties listed on this site who were connected to Staveley in some way.
Of these 216 names, there are 8 men whom we have not yet been able to positively identify.
If you have any information about any of the men listed below, we would be very pleased to hear from you.
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John R Gaunt (could be Joseph Edward or John Henry Gaunt)
John Wm Gillings (could be James Wm Gillings)
George R Walker