Oldham to mark centenary since Battles at Gallipoli

9f8ad7fd-08ed-4d84-8194-739a8916504bOLDHAM WILL come together to commemorate 100 years since the Battles at Gallipoli this June.

The battles play an important part in local history as many Oldham residents fought, died and were injured during the conflicts in 1915/16.

On Sunday, June 7 there will be a Parade at 1.30pm from the Civic Centre in Oldham to the Parish Church for a Service of Remembrance at 2pm.

All are invited to come along and commemorate the 90 Oldhamers who died on 4 June 1915.

Overall, from the British Empire, there were 22,000 killed and another 198,000 wounded and missing in the Gallipoli Battles.

An exhibition focusing on the Gallipoli Battle, and the 1/10th Battalion Manchester Regiment, opened on 11 May and is available to view at the Local Studies and Archives Centre.

And on 4 June there will be a talk by Bill Mitchinson at 7pm about the experiences of the Oldham Territorials at the Battle of Gallipoli.

If you have any information about people who fought at Gallipoli – either relatives or friends – please come forward with stories and walk alongside the Mayor and the Armed Forces during the Parade on June 7.

Stories from families who had ancestors who fought in world conflicts are also being sought.

Please email oldhamremembers@oldham.gov.uk or call 0161 770 3297 or visit the website www.oldhamremembers.org.uk

 

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