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Family :Son of John Hearn Burrell and Gertrude Burrell, of 19, Croxteth Rd., Liverpool.
Action : Gallipoli
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 23 OCTOBER, 1914. 4th Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment; the undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants, Dated 10th October, 1914:? John Stamp Garthorne Burrell.
Probate record: BURRELL, John Stamp Garthorne of Highfield House, 22 Curzon Park, Cheshire, Solicitor, a second-lieutenant in the 4th Battalion of His Majesty's Cheshire Regiment (Territorial Forces), died 10th August 1915 having been killed in action in the Dardanelles. Probate Chester 30th September to Helen Finlay, widow. Effects £389 3s 10d.
The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.
Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.
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|Mother :||Apollo University No. 357 E.C.||Oxfordshire|
24th April 1906
22nd May 1906
22nd October 1906
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Book : 1921 - Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918 - Oxford University Press
- Document : 1933 - Masonic Roll of Honour - Freemasons' Hall Vestibule - United Grand Lodge of England