Most of you will probably be aware that today is the centenary of the start of the Gallipoli Campaign of the First World War, commemorated in Australia and New Zealand as Anzac Day. The suburb of Eltham in S.E. London, where I grew up, has had an association with the Gallipoli Campaign and those who fought and died in it since 1915. I won't attempt a full history of why this is so, as information is so widely available on the internet, but it was basically because of one man, the Vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Southend Crescent, the Rev Henry Hall. I just wish, as my own small act of commemoration, to add my own memories as a boy who sang in that church choir from about 1958, aged ten, of the church service which took place every year on a Sunday close to that date of 25th April. This was not only attended by a large number of men who had fought in that campaign, but they first marched through the streets of Eltham to Holy Trinity, probably from Eltham Parish Church which is in the centre of Eltham. We choirboys gathered in the precincts of the church in silence to watch them before we all went in. What was noticeable over the years was the inevitable decline in the numbers attending, and the increasing frailty of some of those who still made it, including, I believe, many from Australia and NZ. It must also not be forgotten that the Second World War was still etched in the memory of those of my parents' and grandparents' generation, so nostalgia for old wars was not part of the mix like it is now. Twenty years ago, and by now selling books in Cornwall, I had a customer originally from New Zealand who was very interested in the 1st World War, particularly in relation to her country's role in it, and in those pre-internet days I tried to find out more about the Eltham connection, principally by asking my father, who had been church treasurer during the time I was in the choir, but unfortunately, although he had partially recovered from a stroke he was unable to tell me much I hadn't already gleaned.