August 17, 2023
Talk: A fine, well set-up, hardy lot.
Venue:The Green Howards Museum, Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN United Kingdom
Guest speaker, Simon Smith introduces us to the men of the regiment’s 6th (Service) Battalion during The First World War.
The Museum Talk will follow the Battalion from their raising and training to their storming of Lala Baba and beyond as part of the Gallipoli August Offensive in 1915.
The very first civilian recruits of Kitchener’s ‘New Army’ to go into action during the First World War, the talk will examine who the men of the Battalion were, when and why they enlisted, their training experiences and the extent to which this prepared them for battle and their performance in the uniquely hostile environment of Gallipoli.