In the weeks following the 5th Battalion's gallant actions at Gallipoli on 12th August, news began to find its way home of those who had fell in action in Turkey.
For many of the relatives of the men of C Company who heralded from the market town of Hadleigh, these were anxious days. For Jessie Osborne, whose brother Claude, was serving with 1/5th Suffolk, news was not forthcoming.
However on 1st September, the Suffolk and Essex Free Press reported the first news from Gallipoli. "Two men, Privates George 'Barney' Revans and Stanley Scarff, are reported killed and amongst the wounded are Dr. Hastings F. Everett and Privates Eighteen, Cecil Claude Leeks (above), Clifford Salter and Henry Sisson."
Claude was alive and well, suffering from only a slight wound. It would be a couple more weeks before he would be well enough to write home to Hadleigh and them his family know he was okay, and within another month, he would be back with the Battalion in Gallipoli.
Welcome to our online 'blog' charting the history of the many Battalions of the Suffolk Regiment and the part they played in the Great War.
Starting back in March 2014, we have recorded the events of 100 years ago on the centenary of their happening.
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