The First Euryalus a fifth rate 36 gun frigate 1803 - 1850

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The Fourth Euryalus a Cressy Class armoured cruiser 1901 - 1920

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The Fifth Euryalus C42 Dido Class light cruiser 1941 - 1959

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The Sixth Euryalus F15 Leander Class anti-submarine frigate 1964 - 1989

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Archived Gallipoli Centenary April 2015
Gallipoli Centenary April 2015
The centenary of the Lancashire Landing on 'W' Beach Gallipoli 25 April 1915 was marked over the weekend 24-26 April, 2015, in Bury one-time depot of the Lancashire Fusiliers.

Many former members of Euryalus’s ship’s company and friends attended and marched in the commemorative parade. One participant was Hugh Williams, son of Midshipman A.M. Williams, of the fourth Euryalus.

He subsequently wrote a letter to the Bury Times, which sums up the event.

Dear Sir,

I would like to say how very grateful I am to the kind people of Bury. May I use your columns to explain why?

My father was a 17 year-old midshipman on HMS Euryalus at Gallipoli and towed hundreds of Lancashire Fusiliers onto W beach at the very start of the attack. He won the DSC for his part in that action but always said that he felt the soldiers of your regiment deserved medals far more than him.

He died thirty years ago this year but, when fit and able, he would always come up to Bury each April 25th to march in your annual parade. He felt very strongly that he was part of the impressive bond of friendship that exists between your regiment and HMS Euryalus.

So it was only right and natural that I should attend your centenary commemorations this year. I even brought nineteen other members of my family to join in and we were all so very pleased, and felt very privileged, to have been part of such a special occasion.

I was particularly delighted, and honoured, to see a copy of the painting of that action (the original of which hangs in my old home) displayed so close to your “6 VCs before breakfast” in the Fusilier Museum. Seeing that was extremely special, as you can imagine.

I have many happy memories of last weekend but there are two unbeatable ones: The first was the wonderful reception that you gave to us, the representatives from the Euryalus, as we marched through the streets of your very special town. I felt so moved and so very proud of my Dad when surrounded by that applause (for it was he that you were clapping, not me) and am so grateful to you all for that. I really do want to stress how much that applause meant to all of us AND, my word, there were so many of you lining the streets. The applause just went on and on – were there any of you left at home?

The other memory is of the fantastic welcome my family and I received both at the Premier Inn and when talking to people generally while we were in Bury. You Lancastrians know just how to make visitors feel welcome and I say that as a man whose mother's family wears a white rose!

I both thank you from the bottom of my heart for last weekend and, because my father would have insisted that I add this too, I naturally send you a Naval salute of gratitude and friendship!

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Williams

The Lancashire Landing - 25 April 1915

The Gallipoli Centenary held by the Lancashire Fusiliers in April 2015 commemorated the ”Lancashire Landing” where on 25 April 1915 the Lancashire Fusiliers stormed ashore on 'W' beach at Gallipoli from boats manned by members of the ship’s company of HMS Euryalus.

A ship carrying Lancashire Fusiliers, bound for Gallipoli.

From Wikipedia Landings at Cape Helles http://en.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_
at_Cape_Helles

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A ship carrying Lancashire Fusiliers, bound for Gallipoli.

HMS Euryalus whose boats and men rowed the Lancashire Fusiliers ashore on 'W' Beach Gallipoli Sunday 25 April 1915..

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

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HMS Euryalus boats and men rowed the Lancashire Fusiliers ashore.

Company Sergeant Major William George Wilson who was killed in action during the landing on 'W' beach on 25th April 1915.

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

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CSM Wilson killed during the Lancashire Landing 25 April 1915.

Able Seaman Thomas Kibblewhite Royal Naval Reserve, aged 29 is pictured here with his family (taken about 1910). He was killed in action during the landing on 'W' beach on 25th April 1915.

Courtesy of Brenda Preston in memory of her great grandfather Thomas Kibblewhite.

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AB Kibblewhite killed during the Lancashire Landing 25 April 1915.

The Lancashire Fusiliers being rowed ashore in boats from HMS Euryalus on the morning of Sunday 25 April 1915.

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

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The Lancashire Fusiliers being rowed ashore 25 April 1915.

Another old photo of the Lancashire Fusiliers being rowed ashore in boats from HMS Euryalus on the morning of Sunday 25 April 1915.

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

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Another old photo of the Lancashire Fusiliers being rowed ashore 25 April 1915.

A drawing of the Lancashire Fusiliers storming ashore on 'W' Beach Gallipoli Sunday 25 April 1915.

The officer in the foreground centre who is rallying the troops ashore is Captain Raymond Willis VC one of the six before breakfast.

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

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The Lancashire Fusiliers storming ashore on 'W' Beach Gallipoli.

A painting of the Lancashire Fusiliers landing on 'W' Beach Gallipoli Sunday 25 April 1915.

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

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The Lancashire Fusiliers landing on 'W' Beach Gallipoli.

A painting of the Lancashire Fusiliers landing on 'W' Beach Gallipoli Sunday 25 April 1915.

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

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The Lancashire Fusiliers landing on 'W' Beach Gallipoli.

'W'Beach Gallipoli April 1915.

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

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'W' Beach Gallipoli April 1915.

A view of Lancashire Landing Gallipoli 1915.

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

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A view of Lancashire Landing.

Another view of Lancashire Landing Gallipoli 1915.

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

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Another view of Lancashire Landing.

The 6 VC's.

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

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The 6 VC's - click to enlarge

Survivors "Lancashire Landing" 25th April 1915 - 50th Anniversary Dinner 25th April 1965

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

Commanders Wilson and Williams, who as midshipmen in 1915, were in charge of the boats carrying the Fusiliers.

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Survivors "Lancashire Landing" 25th April 1965 - click to enlarge

'W' Beach Gallipoli after the war.

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

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'W' Beach after the war - click to enlarge

'W' Beach Gallipoli now.

Courtesy of the Lancashire Fusiliers web site, www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk

Click the following links for more information about the Lancashire Landing: Lancashire Fusiliers Gallipoli web page and
History - Fourth Euryalus...

'W' Beach now - click to enlarge
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The Lancashire Fusiliers do not rest alone on the peninsula. Lone Pine cemetery marks the battle of Lone Pine Ridge, where many Australians and New Zealanders died.

The ANZAC legend began at Gallipoli which many regard as when Australia and New Zealand came of age. There is a monument nearby, with these words by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who also fought at Gallipoli and later founded modern Turkey:

You, the mothers who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears, your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they became our sons as well.

The Lancashire Landing story is also related at the Fourth Euryalus History... page and the Lancashire Fusiliers WW1 Gallipoli page.


 
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