25th April is ANZAC day, the anniversary of the landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand Army Corps on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in World War I , April 25, 1915.
This campaign was ill conceived and poorly planned and not surprisingly the Gallipoli campaign failed in its military objectives , this should not in anyway detract from the courageous Anzacs whose bravery and appalling casualties during the campaign has left a powerful and enduring legacy in Australia and New Zealand to the present day .
On this day its is right to honour the men from Cleator Moor who left this town and emigrated to the other side of the World , enlisted, fought , and died for freedom in the Great War. These men are
Pte .Foster Hunter, Australian A.M.C, died 29/9/17
Pte Maurice Ideson, Australian Infantry died 3/9/1916
Pte William Aubry Oates, Australian Infantry died 24/7/916
Pte Douglas H Tembey, Australian Infantry died 7/6/1917
Pte Ralph D Kearton , Canterbury (NZ) Regiment died 18/6/1916
"At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them"