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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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BLANCH, John Dudley

Service number 2384
Private
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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STOKES, Thomas William

Service number 946
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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BURTON, Stephen Henry David

Service number 73
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 May 1894

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GIBBS, George Henry

Service number 444
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Jul 1891

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PRATT, Charles Frederick

Service number 1170
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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GLENNIE, David

Service number 1775
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Sep 1889

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BIRD, Edgar Ernest

Service number 86
Sapper
1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies
AIF WW1
Born 1889

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BAYNES, Edgar

Service number 2282
Bombardier
Born 1881

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