Second Battle of Gaza hands-on history day at the Forum

Remembering the names of fallen soldiers. Picture: The Forum

Remembering the names of fallen soldiers. Picture: The Forum - Credit: The Forum

The Forum in Norwich is hosting a special First World War exhibition to mark the centenary of the Second Battle of Gaza.

Compass carried by Major Purdy during the battle. Picture: The Forum

Compass carried by Major Purdy during the battle. Picture: The Forum - Credit: Archant

Finding the Fallen: The Battle of Gaza commemorates soldiers who fought in the Norfolk Regiment and is an opportunity for visitors to reflect on the 367 Norfolk soldiers who lost their lives.

A hands-on history day is taking place on Saturday April 29, from 10am-4pm where visitors are able to meet military historian Neil Storey, handle First World War objects and explore the stories of Norfolk soldiers.

Hundreds of men from the Norfolk Territorials lost their lives in the Second Battle of Gaza in 1917. The display shares information on how the Territorial Force soldiers were recruited, how the campaign in the Middle East impacted the Norfolk Regiment and includes the work of students from across the county.

The exhibition is open until Thursday May 4 in the Forum's Gallery.

Exhibition items on loan by the Purdy family. Picture: The Forum

Exhibition items on loan by the Purdy family. Picture: The Forum - Credit: The Forum


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