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Carlisle marks Gallipoli centenary

Commemorations were held at Carlisle Castle Credit: ITV News Border

An outdoor service was held at Carlisle Castle to mark the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli. Among them was Bryan Horton from Queensland in Australia. His Grandfather and Great-Uncle were from Workington and were members of the Border regiment

Students from various Cumbrian schools were asked to take part in the ceremony. They've also helped create an exhibition which has gone on display at the Cumbria's Museum of Military Life in the Castle grounds. Caroline Angus, 18, who's a student at Caldew School told ITV Border's Hannah McNulty what she's learnt:


Kelso remembers Gallipoli

The service was held at Kelso War Memorial Credit: ITV Border

A service has been held in Kelso to remember the soldier's that lost their lives in Gallipoli 100 years ago.

The battle on the Turkish Peninsula during World War One saw the biggest loss of lives for Border soldiers since Flodden.

Members of the Kings Own Scots Borderers and other armed forces held a service of commemoration at the Kelso War Memorial this morning.

Former members of the Kings Own Scots Borderers attended Credit: ITV Border
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Prince Charles: We must remember heroism on both sides

Prince Charles called for the "heroism and humanity" of "both sides" to be remembered as he spoke at an event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.

Prince Charles salutes after laying a wreath at the ceremony. Credit: ITV News

After laying a wreath at the service, the Prince of Wales said: "We must remember the heroism and humanity of those on both sides who had to leave behind their families from cities, villages and farms around the world to come here and confront the horrors they did - and in an appalling number of instances, never to see their loved ones again."

Charles, alongside Prince Harry, met relatives of veterans during remembrance events on the Turkish peninsula this morning.

Nearly 60,000 allied troops and 87,000 Turks died in the campaign.

Hawick soldiers' efforts in Gallipoli remembered

Private Richard Domingo from Hawick lost his life in the Gallipoli landings Credit: Iain Domingo

Hundreds of men from regiments in Cumbria and southern Scotland participated in the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War.

More than 40,000 allied troops were killed in the battle, including Private Richard Domingo from Hawick.

His grandson is one of many in the region commemorating the 100th anniversary of the event this weekend.


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Royals meet descendants of Gallipoli campaign

Prince Charles and Prince Harry have met with descendants of veterans who fought in the Gallipoli campaign as commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest World War One battles gets underway.

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