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Cemetery Details

Location Gallipoli , Cannakale Province, Turkey
Co‑ordinates N40.23883, E26.27716
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.

Ari Burnu Cemetery, named from the Cape at the North end of Anzac Cove, was made in 1915. In 1926 and 1927, graves were brought into it from the following two cemeteries:-

KILID BAHR ANGLO-FRENCH CEMETERY, which was on the Eastern side of the Peninsula. It contained the graves of five soldiers and one sailor from the United Kingdom, four soldiers from Australia, and four (including one unidentified) from India. Six of these men died in 1915 and were buried originally in the Greek cemeteries at Bigha and Maidos or on the field; the others died in November 1918.

GALLIPOLI CONSULAR CEMETERY, which is near the North end of the Peninsula. This contained (among Crimean and other British graves) three soldiers from the United Kingdom who died in 1919.

There are now 252 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 42 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate five casualties believed to be buried among them. Other memorials record the names of three Indian soldiers who were buried at Kilid Bahr.

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CLARK, Eric Gordon

Service number 240
Trooper
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 10 Dec 1893

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WILSON, Leslie Samuel

Service number 357
Trooper
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 14 Apr 1885

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KIMBER, James Henry

Service number 341
Trooper
2nd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 12 Feb 1895

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LUGG, Joseph James

Service number 302
Private
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1888

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UPTON, Alfred Henry Clive

Service number 921
Trooper
13th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 21 Mar 1894

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YOUNG, James

Service number 1926
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1896

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WILKINSON, Charles Pyrmont

Service number 463
Trooper
8th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 9 Dec 1894

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KERR, Ronald George

Service number 1129
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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