Anzac Day 25th April

Posted on 25th Apr 2022

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"
Anzac Day  25th April