Among those known to have died in Gallipoli in 1915 were a number of High Peak men.
The Buxton Herald of July 3, 1915, reported the death of Private George Kirkham, a native of Burbage, who died on May 12, 1915. Private Kirkham had previously left Buxton to ‘seek his fortune in New Zealand,’ the paper reported.
Major Harold Shaw of the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers died on June 4, two days before the death of St David Osmond of Nelson Battalion on June 6.
Just over a month later on August 7 CSM Ernest Garside of the Eighth Manchester Regiment was killed, two days before both Private George Radford of the Sixth East Yorkshire Regiment and Private Robert Hopwood of the Ninth Notts and Derbyshire regiment died.
Captain Walter Rowland Southall Roberts of the RAMC was killed on August 16 while five days later, on August 21, 1915, Private William Gregory of the Derbyshire Yeomanry also died.
On August 22, Private Arthur Albert Copeland of the Derbyshire Yeomanry was killed, with Private William Goodwin of the 1st Borders Regiment losing his life on August 26.
Reporting on the death of Private Goodwin, the Buxton Advertiser said: “Official news reached Burbage on Saturday morning last that Private William Goodwin, of the Scottish Borderers, had died of wounds received in action on August 26, at the Dardanelles.
“The sad intelligence caused a feeling of profound regret throughout the village. He was one of the best-known and popular young men.”
Lieutenant Arthur Cuthbert Brooke Taylor, of Bakewell, was killed on June 10, while the death of Major Lawrie Jowitt, of Edale, was also reported in the Advertiser.