Hill 60 Cemetery and Hill 60 (NZ) Memorial

Cemetery Details

Location ANZAC Cove, 17900 Çanakkale Province - Eceabat, Turkey
Co‑ordinates N40.2727906, E26.2925363
Description

Hill 60 Cemetery is at  the Northern end of the former ANZAC sector of the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey.

On leaving the Anzac area and heading towards Suvla, travelling north (15.6 kms), turn right onto a dirt
road (rough track - if wet, you will need a 4WD), 800 metres along and you will arrive a the cemetery.

It is also the location of the  Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial  (183 NZ soldier names).

The cemetery (on the site of some of the trenches fought over during the battle), was used following the battle and was extensively enlarged after the Armistice from remains found on the surrounding battlefield and from 42 graves moved in from Norfolk Trench Cemetery.

788 burials within the cemetery: 712 of the graves are unidentified, but special memorials commemorate 34 casualties thought to be amongst them.

14 Australians have known graves here with a further 16 commemorated by Special Memorials.

The cemetery also contains the identified graves of 13 New Zealanders (one of whom was in the Australian Imperial Force), and a further 16 are thought to be buried in the cemetery.

Hill 60 was a low Turkish occupied knoll 60 metres above sea level at the northern end of the Sari Bair range which nevertheless dominated the Allied positions near Suvla bay. It was the location of the Battle of Hill 60 (/research/home-page-archives/hill-60-gallipoli), the last major assault of the campaign, launched on 21 August 1915 to coincide with the attack on Scimitar Hill made from the Suvla front by General Stopford's (British IX Corps). The battle lasted for 8 days, and although Australian troops reached the top of the hill the vital north facing slopes which overlooked Suvla remained in Turkish hands.

For my friend Fran Bates in Auckland, New Zealand.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  1/5/2015.  Lest we forget.

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Names

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REYNELL, Carew

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant Colonel
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 16 Sep 1883

WILLOUGHBY, Francis

Service number 568
Sergeant
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 4 Apr 1878

MCDOUGALL, Duncan

Service number 723
Trooper
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 5 May 1895

DICKINSON, Thomas

Service number 403
Lance Corporal
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1889

AITCHISON, Alexander Walker

Service number 1128
Private
18th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 17 May 1894

MARTIN, Augustine Maurice Stanley

Service number 1737
Private
18th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1872

GOOCH, Hugh Loudon

Service number 69
Sergeant
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 15 Jul 1877

LA FALAISE, Louis Edward Archie Menzies

Service number 913
Private
19th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Dec 1890

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