Medals

War veterans wear their medals to remember their experiences and to honour those who died.  The pictures show the sons of two men who fought at Gallipoli wearing their fathers’ medals.

David Jewkes Leighton is the son of Gallipoli veteran Sergeant Arthur Jewkes Leighton. Crown copyright

David Jewkes Leighton is the son of Gallipoli veteran Sergeant Arthur Jewkes Leighton who fought with the 8th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Crown copyright

Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith wearing his father's medals, including the VC. Photo supplied by Sarah Kellam

Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith, son of Lt. Cdr. Martin Nasmith, RN, who won the VC in command of  HM submarine E11 for three patrols through the Dardanelles in the course of which he sank 97 Turkish ships, blew up a railway viaduct and had an engagement with a troop of Turkish Cavalry on a cliff. Photo supplied by Sarah Kellam

 

 

 

 

A selection of Gallipoli medals

A selection of the medals linked to the Gallipoli Campaign (Wikipedia).  Left to right: the 1914-15 Star; the British War Medal; the Allied Victory Medal; the French ‘Dardanelles Commemorative Medal’; the Victoria Cross; the Red Cross Medal; and the Ottoman ‘Gallipoli Star’ (Harp Madalyası).  The Victoria Cross and the Ottoman Star were awarded for bravery, the other medals were awarded for military (and medical) service.

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