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its sense of the honour thus done to it, the 1st Battalion laid
up its old Colours over this tablet when the time came to part
with them in 1934. And, wherever it goes, the battalion always
hears the bell which marked the passing of the hours before the
landing; for, in 1934 also, Admiral Sir Rudolf Bunnester, who
commanded H.M.S.
at the Landing, presented the ship's
bell to the 1st Battalion on behalf of the Lords Commissioners of the
Admiralty, and it stands with a generous inscription outside the
1st Battalion guard-room and still gives out the time, albeit not in
the naval way.
Even the enemy paid his tribute to the deeds of the 29th
Division that day. The late Mr. Maurice Healy, Yl .c., K.c., related
how, when on a visit to Constantinople in 1929, his guide told him
he had fought in the Gallipoli campaign, and when he learnt that
Mr. Healy had served in the Division at a later stage, he said, "The
29th British Division? Then you are my brotlier. Come with me
and I
show you what we think of your Division ." The guide led
the way to the Turkish Military Museum in which had been set up,
in the two most conspicuous places, two tableaux skilfully lit so as to
make the scenes more vivid. In Mr. Healy's words :-
"The first of these two chosen set-pieces represents the
Battle of Vienna, fought in 1683, marking the highest point of
the Turkish advance into Europe.
"The other shows in the foreground the interior of a Turkish
fort. Shells are bursting in mid-air and throwing up the ground
where they strike. Turkish guns are firing also, and one can see
the waters churned up into foam by their shells and by a hail of
machine-gun bullets. Amidst that churning foam can be
discerned a steamer and a lot of little boats between her and the
shore. In the boats are khaki-clad figures; others run along
a gangway from the steamer to the shore.
"On the one hand, the Turk thundering at the gates of
Vienna; on the other, the 29th Division landing at Gallipoli
The honours awarded to the battalion for the Landing were as
follows :-
Captain C. Bromley.
Serjeant A. Richards.
E. Grimshaw.
Victoria Cross
R. Willis.
Lance-Serjeant F. E. Stubbs.
Private W . Keneally.
Distinguished Sen:ice Order
Captain R. Haworth.
Military Cross
Lieutenant L. B. L. Seckham.
Second-Lieutenant G. Needham.
entioned in Despatches
)Iajor H. O. Bishop. Captain G. E. TaJlents. Second-Lieutenant G. E. Beaumont.
Private W. H. Schofield and those listed above.