On Saturday August 12th, there will be a special commemoration event in Warwick to mark the sacrifices made by members of local regiments in the Gallipoli campaign of WW1.
In August, 1915, men of the 9th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and the 1st Warwickshire Yeomanry took part in the ill-fated campaign at Gallipoli in Turkey. They suffered heavy casualties.
The Fusilier Museum, and the Warwickshire Yeoman Museum, in conjunction with the Gallipoli Association, are holding a series of events in the Court House and both museums in Jury Street.
10.00: Both museums open. There is a small entry charge for the Fusilier Museum. Entrance to the Yeomanry Museum is free but a donation is welcome.
11.00: Peter Hart, an eminent historian, broadcaster and author will speak on the Gallipoli campaign. This is a ticket only event. Tickets cost 6.00 and are available from Eventbrite. The ticket can also be used for museum access.
12.00 onwards: Displays and re-enactors in the Court House. These are open to visitors who purchase a ticket or donate to the Museums. There will be activities for children.
3.00: A Gallipoli -themed walking tour of Warwick, led by local historian Jonathan Davy. This will take in various sites. Booking can be made through Eventbrite. The tour will depart from outside the Court House Warwick.
Tickets for Peter Hart talk are £6 and can be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gallipoli-day-talk-by-peter-hart-tickets-657504803567
Tickets for Jonathan Davy walking tour of Warwick are £6 and can be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/military-walking-tour-of-warwick-by-jon-davy-tickets-657522937807