Our Collections The Heritage Collection Heritage Display: Woking Men in the Gallipoli August Offensive of 1915 and in the Palestine Campaign of 1917 Discover the story of the Woking men who fought and died in Gallipoli or Palestine during the First World War. In 1915, Woking men took part in the Gallipoli Campaign aiming to force Turkey, Germany’s ally, out of the war, and to provide Russia access to the Mediterranean. They then participated in the Palestine Campaign against the Turks to the surrender of Jerusalem in 1917. Find out more by visiting the display in ‘Woking’s Story’. Entrance is free. Image: Corporal Charles Hawkes of Hook Heath, killed in action on 9 August 1915, aged 19.