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Cemetery Details

Location Gallipoli , Cannakale Province, Turkey
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

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CLARKE, Francis Andrew

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

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HUNT, Arthur George

Service number 816
Private
3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 28 Nov 1891

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CAIRNS, Edward John

Service number 1021
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 Jul 1894

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RICE, Sylvester Albert

Service number 1219
Private
13th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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RICE, Henry Phillip

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

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HANSEN, Herbert Walter

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

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WATLING, Arthur

Service number 1255
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1893

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STOUT, Henry

Service number 1092
Lance Corporal
4th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1

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