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Posted By: Gully Ravine
Subject: Gallipoli Association Conference - 2014
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2013 at 12:22

A date for everyone’s diary - 21st June 2014 - when the 3rd Gallipoli Association annual conference will take place.

This will be held in the same venue as the two previous conferences, The Lord Knight’s Suite at the Tally Ho Conference and Banqueting Centre, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK.

It will no doubt be a long day – but we intend that it will also be interesting, informative and enjoyable.

Further details will be announced in due course, but we plan to follow the format of the previous two highly successful conferences, with expert speakers, stands and displays, good food and good company.

Make a note and tell your friends!

Keith Edmonds

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Posted By: Bunhill
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2013 at 16:32
Made a note and cleared my full diary

Rifleman 1648 William Hannan KIA 18-8-1915 Remembered.

Posted By: Gully Ravine
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2013 at 10:53
Just reminding everyone about the 2014 Conference date - 21 June 2014 at the Tally Ho Conference Centre in Birmingham, UK. Speakers to be announced very soon - stay tuned ...


Posted By: Krithia
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2014 at 19:18

We have pleasure to announce our first speaker for the Gallipoli conference on 21 June 2014 ...

CLIVE HARRIS, who will be presenting a talk on "The Yeomanry - 21 August 1915".

Clive has developed a lifelong fascination with history. As a young boy he spent a great amount of time speaking to the veterans of the Great War, these frail warriors served an inspiration to Clive and influenced his first career decision, to join the British Army where he spent seven rewarding years with the Royal Corps of Signals, ending his career in an instructors post in the Signals Wing of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. On leaving the army he joined his local Constabulary, serving for 11 years in their Force Operations Room as a specialist communications officer and control room manager

In 1998 he began working as a speaker, writer, researcher and battlefield guide and since then has guided groups all over the world. In 2003 his first book was published 'Walking the London Blitz', this was followed by 'The Greater Game (Sportsman Who Fell in the Great War)' and 'A Wander Through Wartime London'. He has now led in excess of 40 Gallipoli Walking tours, it remains his most treasured battlefield and had three family links with the Campaign through three Great Uncles who served with the 1/5 Norfolk’s, Hawke Battalion RND & HMS Hibernia respectively.

We are sure Clive's talk will be enthralling, one not to be missed!

Email to book your day ticket.

Posted By: Krithia
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2014 at 22:14
Our second conference speaker is MARTIN PURDY:

A former newspaper editor, Martin spent a number of years working as a freelance First World War advisor for the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? magazine. In 2008 he wrote a book for them (republished in 2013) explaining how to research a Great War combatant, and how to then use this information to plan a meaningful pilgrimage overseas. Presently completing doctoral research work with Lancaster University and the Westfield War Memorial Village, in Lancaster, Martin is the co-author of "Doing Our Bit: The story of the Great War told through the experiences of one small northern town" (2008) and "The Gallipoli Oak" (2013). Though old enough to know better, he plays in an ‘electro-folk-storytelling’ outfit called ‘Harp and a Monkey’.

“The Gallipoli Oak” was reviewed in the Gallipolian journal recently and is a highly recommend book, so having Martin talking this June is something worth looking forward too. We can get him to sign the book as well, so bring your copies along.

Tickets for the conference are still available ... and hotels in the area are still offering very good rates, so book soon.

Posted By: Krithia
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2014 at 21:55

We have pleasure to announce our third speaker at the conference is our very own MAL MURRAY: who will be speaking on "The Gallipoli Campaign, the Irish Experience and Commemoration".

Mal retired from the Irish Defence Forces in 2009 after 31 years service all of which was spent in the Cavalry Corps. Mal has always had a deep interest in military history. Over the last six years he has built up an extensive database of the Irish casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign. This research has expanded upon the basic personal information available from Soldiers Died and the CWGC. Mal represented the Gallipoli Association at various events over the last few years, and is also the Association Forum Manager. Mal lives in Dublin with his family.

Email: See the Association website or email for details and booking.

Posted By: Krithia
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2014 at 21:22
Our fourth speaker is JENNY MACLEOD, who will be presenting a paper on '18 March and 25 April: Commemorating Gallipoli'

Jenny is a Lecturer in 20th Century History at the University of Hull. Her PhD was published as Reconsidering Gallipoli (2004), and she has now returned to the subject of Gallipoli, its commemoration and the relationship between the memory of war and national identity in the new book she is writing for Oxford University Press. In it she compares the way Gallipoli has been remembered in all the belligerent nations, including Turkey. She is the co-founder of the International Society for First World War Studies, a network of 300 academics and postgrads from 27 countries.

Please email" rel="nofollow - to reserve a place this year.

Posted By: Krithia
Date Posted: 07 Mar 2014 at 19:53

Posted By: Peter Trounson
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2014 at 19:25
Looks great Steve but alas not for me this year as my sons room has to be renovated and I have been told that takes priority.

Looking at the line up of speakers, two pertinent queries it would pay to answer are -:

1/. Is there a grandparents room available to change the nappies of ones grandchild?

2/. From my extensive medical background I would hope there is a defib machine on the premises if needed.

Cheers all,



Posted By: Rob L.
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2014 at 10:32
Good line-up, looking forward to attending with my display of WW1 equipment again

Posted By: Krithia
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2014 at 23:56
Also looking forward to it. Some great speakers, new topics and a wide variety of stands and tables to browse during the breaks.

Let me know Rob if you want any WW1 equipment supplements to add to your display.

Posted By: Rob L.
Date Posted: 19 May 2014 at 15:25
Thanks - if you have a brass Maxim or a Long Lee Enfield (more likely) they would be much appreciated! Hope to have one, maybe two, Wolseley helmets with me too

Posted By: Mal Murray
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2014 at 18:26
A very successful conference which by all accounts was enjoyed by all present.

Thanks must go to Steve, Lynn, Keith and Andrew. And all those who set up stands (Rob, thanks for allowing me to manhandle your well preserved SMLE, it brought back great memories).

If you missed this years conference, don't miss next year's centenary Conference.


To protect our history, we must secure it's future.

Posted By: Rob L.
Date Posted: 26 Jun 2014 at 09:52
Excellent conference - good to see everyone (and meet some for the first time) - all the talks were great, Mal yours in particular was very enlightening .
Looking forward to next year's, and going on board the M33

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