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Trenching At Gallipoli

Trenching At Gallipoli by John Gallishaw
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John Gallishaw was born in St Johns, Newfoundland in Canada in 1891. Educated at Harvard he was 23 when the Great War broke out. He returned home to join the Canadian army in Halifax. He was assigned to the Cyclist Corps of the Second Division, Canadian Expeditionary Force but in March, 1915, he asked for and received a discharge. On April 3 he enlisted in the First Newfoundland regiment which was about to cross the Atlantic and join up with the British army. Most soldiers in the regiment were transferred to Aldershot before being sent on to Malta. Just before dispatch he complained to an adjutant who assigned him to B company of the regiment. He took part in the evacuation of Gallipoli where he was wounded and eventually he was demobilised. He returned to Harvard as a lecturer but in 1917 with the United States entering the war he enlisted again, this time in the American army. In France he took part in several battles and became a commander of a battalion then joined the United States American Army Intelligence Service and served as a liaison officer with the British forces. After the war he continued to write as well as establish the John Gallishaw School of Creative Writing in Cambridge. He wrote for radio, theatre and television as well as in Hollywood for many of the major studios. John Gallishaw died in 1968

Copyright Group; January 2014
61 pages; ISBN 9781783949397
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Title: Trenching At Gallipoli
Author: John Gallishaw