Battle of Gallipoli memorabilia search

Objects, images, clothing and other items related to the Battle of Gallipoli are needed for the touring exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the battle.

Scottish Borders Council has made a plea for Borderers who may be in possession of some of the Gallipoli memorabilia to loan it to them for the exhibition being held in Galashiels’ Old Gala House’s Christopher Boyd Gallery from Saturday, March 28 to Saturday, May 30, moving on to Halliwell’s House Museum, Selkirk from Saturday, August 1 to Sunday, September 13.

The Battle of Gallipoli started in April 1915 in the Ottoman Empire, now known as Turkey. It ended in January 1916, with both the Ottoman Empire and Allied Forces suffering hundreds of thousands of casualties. The 1st Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers landed in Gallipoli on April 25, 1915 and evacuated on January 8, 1916.

Scottish Borders Council assistant curator Phoebe Stewart said: “We are looking for the local community to help with this exhibition about the local Borderers who fought in the Gallipoli battle.

“If you have any objects, items, stories or information about a family member or a friend we would like to hear from you.”

Anyone who has items to loan can phone Phoebe Stewart on 01750 20096.