|The last British Union Flag to fly over occupied then Constantinople in 1923. Photo Sibel Baykut 2015|
Last weekend - 7-8th November 2015 - a memorial service was held for Remembrance Day at Istanbul's Crimean Memorial Church in the Galata area of the city.
This Anglican Church is where Ballarat's George Devine Treloar and Kathleen May Douch were married in the Church on 31st December 1923, the Rev Father Borrough celebrating the marriage.
At my request, a good friend of mine and academic researcher in Istanbul, Sibel Baykut (she is a PHD student at Istanbul's Yeditepe University and International Affairs Coordinator for Istanbul's Bahcesehir University),visited the Church and was invited to attend the service.
|The last British Union Flag to fly over occupied Constantinople in 1923. Photo Sibel Baykut 2015|
|The British Navy Royal Ensign from the vessel that took the last Ottoman Sultan into exile. Photo Sibel Baykut 2015|
|A shell-shocked British Army standard from the Crimean War. Photo Sibel Baykut 2015|
|British service personnel at the Remembrance Day service, Crimean Memorial Church, Istanbul, 2015. Photo Sibel Baykut 2015|