DRIVER ALBERT CHARLES BODY
ARMY SERVICE CORPS
6TH JANUARY 1916 AGE 22
BURIED: LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, TURKEY
Seventeen men died on Gallipoli on 6 January 1916, only five of them have graves; Albert Body is one of them. A house decorator from Swansea, he enlisted in 1914 and served as a driver with the Army Service Corps. He was quite possibly killed by the heavy Turkish shelling of the Helles beaches, which were crowded with mules, wagons and fatigue parties trying to load as much equipment and supplies onto the lighters before the final evacuation scheduled for two days time.
His inscription comes from the first verse of a hymn written in 1882 by George Matheson, O Love That Will Not Let Me Go.
O Love, that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be