A memorial service to the men of the Ross Mountain Battery, who fought and died on the Gallipoli peninsula, will be held on Tuesday, April 25th.

One of the most bitterly found campaigns of World War I, the battle at Gallipoli saw the Allies take on the Ottoman Empire in the Dardanelles.

The Ross Mountain Battery unit, which fought alongside a number of other units, consisted mainly of Lewis soldiers. One of the first units to land, and one of the last to leave, many of the island men in the Ross Mountain Battery unit left their Outer Hebrides homes in August 1914, and did not return until April 1919.

The first artillery unit ashore at Cape Helles on the Gallipoli Peninsula landed on April 25th, 1915.

And marking the anniversary of that date, the memorial service to the Ross Mountain Battery men will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday, April 25th, at the Drill Hall on Church Street, Stornoway.

Colin Scott MacKenzie, author of book 'Gael Force on Gallipoli', and who was an instrumental driving force behind the 100th anniversary celebrations held two years ago, will unveil a new plaque during the service.

All are invited to attend and light refreshments will be available both before and after.