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Campaign to honour WWI victims; ECHO SHORTS.

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to win recognition for hundreds of WWI soldiers almost a century after they died at sea.

Next year marks the centenary of the sinking of a troop ship bound for the Great War battlefield of Gallipoli with the loss of 860 British lives. When the war ended, many of those who died were awarded three campaign medals - but hundreds more missed out.

Now a group of amateur historians has begun a campaign to ensure that 99 years on from the sinking of His Majesty's Troopship Royal Edward, all the men who went down with her receive recognition. Anyone wanting to support them or who think they may have links to the sinking should contact royaledwardmedals@btinternet.com.

More information about the Gallipoli Campaign at www.gallipoli-association.org

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 6, 2014
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