Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Back to Search

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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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PARKES, Sydney Ernest

Service number 188
Sergeant
6th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1879

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EATHER, Athol Bert

Service number 716
Trooper
1st Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1893

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DEAN, Arthur Stewart

Service number 296
Trooper
1st Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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LINN, John

Service number 191
Sergeant
13th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born May 1892

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JOHNSON, Ernest Napoleon

Service number 663
Private
4th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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LAILEY, William Henry

Service number 33
Trooper
10th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1890

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RICHARDS, Leslie Lancelot

Service number 460
Lance Corporal
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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DAVIS, Ewart William

Service number 500
Private
Born May 1880

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