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Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders at Gallipoli


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Hello....I am seeking your help.... I am about to start researching a Duncan Darroch of Gourock who served with the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders at Gallipoli. Researching the individual is relatively easy, but I am looking for help with the battalion history, in particular any sources other than the War Diaries.

I don't yet have any Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders battalion histories. Does anyone know if there is a decent publication on the A&SH that covers Gallipoli well, particularly the 1/5th (Renfrewshire) Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders TF which formed part of 157th Inf Bde (with 1/5th, 1/6th and 1/7th Bns HLI TF if memory serves), part of the 52nd Lowland Div. I am travelling and don't have access to the War Diary at present.

Similarly if anyone knows of primary sources, particularly personal diaries held in any archive that relate to the A&SH battalion that served at Gallipoli I would be very grateful for any pointers.

Thanks in advance. This is not commercial. it is a favour to the family. MG

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Hi there,

The McLean Museum in Greenock is working on a history of the 1/5th A & SH under Darroch for an exhibition next year and 2015. The 1/5th are pretty much the forgotten battalion of Gallipoli imho

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I can only echo Mike re the Argyll Museum at Stirling Castle. Unlike PRO the War Diaries at Stirling have all the original maps and orders. I researched there some time ago and it was a really good place.

Aye

Malcolm

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I believe you posted the Italian yeoman post a few years ago. Joseph Vaghi was my Great Uncle and I can offer further information on the family if that is a topic that is still of interest to you. My Granny was a Leither and knew many of the boys killed in the Gretna Rail disaster, I was brought up beside the cemetery that holds this memorial, one of the more forgotten. Thank you for posting he photo of Josephs grave, I would very much like to visit the Gallipoli peninsula having cruised through the Dardanelles.

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