7th Field Ambulance Cemetery

Cemetery Details

Location Gallipoli , Cannakale, Türkiye
Co‑ordinates N40.26126, E26.28071
Description

The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by Commonwealth and French forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea.

The Allies landed on the peninsula on 25-26 April 1915; the 29th Division at Cape Helles in the south and the Australian and New Zealand Corps north of Gaba Tepe on the west coast, an area soon known as Anzac. On 6 August, further landings were made at Suvla, just north of Anzac, and the climax of the campaign came in early August when simultaneous assaults were launched on all three fronts.

The cemetery was named from the 7th Australian Field Ambulance, which landed on Gallipoli in September 1915, but over 350 of the graves were brought in from earlier cemeteries after the Armistice (the majority of the casualties are therefore not Australian, but mainly 54th (East Anglian) Division). These smaller burial grounds were known as Bedford Ridge, West Ham Gully, Waldron's Point, Essex, Aghyl Dere, Eastern Mounted Brigade, Suffolk, Hampshire Lane Nos. 1 and 2, Australia Valley, 116th Essex, 1/8th Hants, Norfolk, Junction, and 1/4th Northants.

There are now 640 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 276 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate 207 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

 

For more information see the Commonwealth War Graves page.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

RICE, Henry Phillip

Service number 1243
Private
13th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Sep 1881

ALDOUS, Percival John

Service number 160
Private
14th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1888

HANSEN, Herbert Walter

Service number 1950
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Nov 1890

JAMES, Percival Clarence Rodda

Service number 1368
Private
16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
AIF WW1
Born 1895

HUGHES, Harrison

Service number 897
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jul 1896

GORDON, Alexander

Service number 403
Private
13th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1877

CLARKE, Francis Andrew

Service number 884
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Aug 1886

CAMERON, William

Service number 364
Second Lieutenant
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 29 Dec 1886

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