In 2015/16 Islington Museum received funding from the Gallipoli Centenary Education Project to tell the stories of those men who travelled from Islington to Mudros to fight in the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.
Many men from Islington fought at Gallipoli, many serving in the 1/11th (County of London) Battalion, the London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles.) The war diary of the Finsbury Rifles records their Gallipoli campaign in daily extracts, revealing both the mundane and terrifying realities of life in the trenches. In 2015 we published the Finsbury Rifles War Diary exactly 100 years after it was written, alongside contemporary articles from local newspapers and images from the front. To access this resource click here.
As part of this project we worked on a variety of creative projects. Look at our Learning from Gallipoli, for the resources we created.