Cardiff to mark centenary of Gallipoli campaign

Welsh soldiers who lost their lives in the Gallipoli campaign during World War One will be commemorated today with a temporary statue in Cardiff.

Hundreds were killed in the battle of the campaign 100 years ago in what is now modern Turkey.

The sculpture promotes the Legion's Every Man Remembered campaign calling everyone to write their own personal message of commemoration and thanks to the 1,117,077 men and women from the Commonwealth who fell during the First World War.

Today marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers – the Anzacs – on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915

Nearly 9,000 French, 21,000 British and Irish and 86,000 Turkish troops died in addition to the 11,000 Australian and New Zealand fatalities in an attempt to occupy Constantinople, now Istanbul.