Sgt Arthur Jewkes Leighton
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Welsh soldier's WW1 Gallipoli campaign remembered by son

A south Wales man is joining 15 others to represent their Gallipoli veteran ancestors at centenary commemorations in Turkey.

David Jewkes Leighton's father, Sgt Arthur Jewkes Leighton, was injured in the unsuccessful attempt to knock the Ottoman Empire out of World War One.

Mr Jewkes Leighton, from Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, will meet The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry at Suvla Bay.

Speaking to BBC Radio Wales, he said: "One thing my father did say was that he had a great respect for the Turkish soldiers, he said 'they were good fighters'."

  • 24 Apr 2015
  • From the section Wales
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