Memorial service to remember those who fought in the Battle of Gallipoli
- Credit: COURTESY OF GALLIPOLI AND DARDANELLED INTERNATIONAL
A memorial service was held in remembrance of the those who fought in the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War.
Guests from around the world attended the Annual Gallipoli Memorial Service held in St Nicholas Church, Dersingham, on Saturday, September 16.
Officers representing Turkey, Australia, Canada and, for France, a historian from Normandy joined West Norfolk mayor Carol Bower and Jane Sayer, whose father naval lieutenant Guy D'Oyley Hughes served in the submarines.
Many of those who went to Gallipoli were from Sandringham and Dersingham, including John Crowe's father, Robert Crowe, an ex-worker on the Sandringham Estate.
Mr Crowe said: 'The church was full which shows that there is continued support for remembering the tragic events at Gallipoli in 1915.
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'Many of those present had family members that were involved and at least five whose fathers were there.'
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