4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery

Cemetery Details

Location Kocadere, Canakkale, Türkiye
Co‑ordinates N40.234428, E26.286185
Description

This cemetery is on the track from the Wire Gully Sector of the front line back to Anzac Cove, it is 300m from the road (not accessible by car, only by foot),  along the ridge between the Lone Pine Cemetery and Courtney’s Post Cemetery.

It is named after the 4th Battalion of the AIF, which buried 34 of its casualties there during May and June 1915.

The 4th Battalion AIF was the fourth battalion of the 1st Brigade in the 1st Division and its men were drawn from New South Wales. 

This cemetery was used by the 4th Battalion from the end of April to the beginning of June 1915. 

A total of 34 members of the 4th Battalion are buried here, along with another 82 bodies recovered from nearby sites.

After the war, the remains of 44 men of the 3rd Battalion, most of whom died between 19 and 23 May, were brought in from the 3rd Battalion Parade Ground and the 22nd Battalion Parade Ground cemeteries.

There are now 116 burials in the cemetery, of which all but nine are Australian. Seven of the graves are unidentified.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  April 2015.  Lest we forget.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

USHER, Robert Donald

Service number 1335
Corporal
4th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Jan 1886

MACLAURIN, Henry Normand

Colonel
1st Infantry Brigade Headquarters
AIF WW1
Born 31 Oct 1878

EZZY, Urtle Hilton

Service number 1259
Private
4th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

MOORE, Edmon Alfred

Service number 1393
Private
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

HUME, William Henry Hampton

Service number 538
Driver
16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
AIF WW1
Born 2 Apr 1880

LYONS, John Thomas

Service number 150
Private
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Feb 1898

COLLINS, Harry

Service number 233
Private
1st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

WATT, Sidney Alexander

Service number 385
Private
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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