Joseph Kestiton lived at Whiteheath, Staffordshire, and volunteered for the Worcesters. He went to the 4th Battalion which returned from Burma and went to Gallipoli in the Spring of 1915. They landed at Cape Helles and scaled the cliffs to reach the village of Krithia. Turkish defence was stronger than anticipated and the immediate attempt to reach the ridge that dominated the peninsula was a failure. A second attempt was made at Krithia on the 6th May but losses were high and included Private Joseph Kestiton. He is buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery (Special Memorial A 24) and commemorated on the Halesowen Memorial.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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