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Cemetery Details

Location Shell Green, Cannakale Province, Turkey
Co‑ordinates N40.2280105, E26.2794868
Description

Shell Green was captured, and passed, by the 8th Australian Infantry Battalion on the morning of 25 April, but it remained close to the Turkish line throughout the campaign and was subject to frequent shelling.

The cemetery was used from May to December 1915, largely by the Australian Light Horse and the 9th and 11th Infantry Battalions. It was originally two cemeteries a short distance apart, but after the Armistice the two were combined and enlarged when graves were brought in from the battlefields.

 

Shell Green was the site of the famous "cricket match photo" between members of the 1st Light Horse Brigade, staged during the lead up to the evacuation as part of the deception plan.

 

For further details refer to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission link.

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BRADLEY, Jack Keith

Service number 289
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Aug 1896

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KER, Henry George

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 May 1880

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MCLACHLAN, John Henry

Service number 481
Lance Corporal
1st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 Sep 1889

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DUNBAR, Tom Park

Service number 861
Trooper
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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MCLAREN, Thomas McLean

Service number 780
Trooper
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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THORNE, Alan

Lieutenant
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 29 May 1895

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HARRIS, Hubert Jennings Imrie

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant Colonel
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 19 Jan 1871

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MORSCHELL, Patrick Francis

Service number 1383
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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