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Cemetery Details

Location Gallipoli , Cannakale Province, Turkey
Co‑ordinates N40.23394, E26.27837
Description

Location Information
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat - Bigali Road. From this junction you travel into the main Anzac area. After 10.1 km's you take a right turn along a short track to find the cemetery on your left. Shrapnel Valley (or Shrapnel Gully) runs from the west side of the Lone Pine Plateau, behind Maclagan's Ridge, south-westwards to the sea near Hell Spit (Queensland Point).

History Information
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. Shrapnel Valley was an essential road from the beach up to the Anzac front and took its name from the heavy shelling it was given by the Turks on 26 April 1915. Wells were sunk there and water obtained in small quantities, and there were camps and depots on the south side of its lower reaches. Gun positions were made near its mouth. The cemetery was made mainly during the occupation, but some isolated graves were brought in from the valley after the Armistice. There are now 683 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 85 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate 23 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

 
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THOMPSON, Frederick Herbert

Service number 1659
Private
13th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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STRANG, William Andrew

Service number 790
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Oct 1881

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CURLIS, Roland Hall

Service number 273
Trooper
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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NANKIVELL, Lee Bray

Service number 1384
Private
13th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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BLAKE, William

Service number 372
Trooper
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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HAYES, Monaghan Raymond

Service number 330
Trooper
1st Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 11 Nov 1894

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GURRY, Joseph

Service number 1751
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Jul 1888

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TALLENTIRE, Albert William John

Service number 571
Trooper
2nd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1 Oct 1891

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