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Remembered Today:

Landing at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 - Royal Naval Division


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On this Day 1915 the Plymouth and Anson battalions of the Royal Naval Division were landed at Gallipoli.

Plymouth Battalion: "The casualties on April 25 and 26 on "Y" beach were as follows :- Killed: Officers ... 1 Other ranks 27. Wounded: Officers 6 Other ranks 27. Missing: Other ranks 44. The wounds generally were severe owing to the range being extremely short. R. W. MELLER, Surgeon R.N., Tempy."

Anson Battalion: "Sir,-I have the honour to enclose a list of casualties incurred by this Battalion on April 25. The list comprised :- Officers wounded ... 2. Other ranks killed ... 10, wounded ... 33 The majority of these casualties were incurred on "V" beach and whilst landing from the River Clyde. I myself landed at "W" Beach and did not attend the men on "V" beach. The cases which occurred on "W" beach were placed under the cliff and most of them were removed to ships during the next twenty-four hours. (Signed) ALARIC A. BALLANCE, Surgeon, R.N."





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