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Cemetery Details

Location ANZAC Cove, 17900 Çanakkale Province - Eceabat, Turkey
Co‑ordinates N40.241594, E26.288524
Description

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Walker’s Ridge is the last cemetery on the unmade road leading down from the Nek Cemetery towards the edge of the plateau.

There are excellent views to the north from the cemetery towards Suvla Bay. These heights were reached from North Beach by Australians in the first hour or so after the landing at 4.30 a.m. on 25 April 1915. The ridge was named for the commander of the New Zeland infantry ,  Brigadier-General Harold Walker.  His headquarters was established nearby.

Walker’s Ridge Cemetery was created for the Gallipoli campaign and is the final resting place of thirty Australians of whom only twelve have been positively identified. The remaining eighteen, known to be buried here, are commemorated by Special Memorials.

Among the burials are eight members of the 2nd Battalion.  Seven of them died between 27 April and 2 May 1915, the period of the ‘Battle of the Landing’. Seven men of the 20th Battalion died at Walker’s Ridge between 2 September and 25 November. There are also men of the 9th and 10th Battalions AIF buried here, units which fought in this area at the landing, and men of the 8th and 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment who were killed during the famous charge at The Nek on 7 August 1915.

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ROBERTSON, Roy Henderson

Service number 1765
Private
20th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1899

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MCWILLIAM, Stirling Alexander

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 23 Dec 1894

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ROBERTS, John Powe

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Oct 1882

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LAYH, Cyril Keith

Service number 1065
Corporal
Born 1892

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MCLEAN, Donald Shapley

Service number 962
Trooper
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 13 Jun 1886

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JUDELL, Elias

Service number 213
Company Quartermaster Sergeant
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 17 Mar 1890

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SUTTON , Clarence Edward

Service number 898
Trooper
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 16 Nov 1886

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REDFORD, Thomas Harold

Service number OFFICER
Major
8th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 22 Sep 1880