The Welsh at Gallipoli – Lunchtime Talk
Firing Line, Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
09/12/2015 12:30pm - 09/12/2015 1:30pm
Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
2015 is the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign. Gallipoli is immortalised in the memories of people of Australia and New Zealand whose men formed the famous Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). Men from many nations fought alongside the ANZACs at Gallipoli, from France, Newfoundland and India, as well as soldiers from all the home nations.
Like Australia and New Zealand, the population of Wales was small and it is often forgotten that Gallipoli saw some of the blackest days of the entire war for Wales, especially in August when the 53rd (Welsh) Division went into action at Suvla Bay.
By the end of the Gallipoli campaign, over 1500 men from Penmaenmawr, the Caernafon area, Anglesy, Denbighshire, Montgomeryshire and across South Wales serving in Welsh units and many fighting in other regiments had died.
Join Anne Pedley, Curator of the Welsh at Gallipoli has she reveals more of this story in our lunchtime talk.
This talk has been organised as part of the Cardiff Remembers project.