Shell Green Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula

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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Names

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POSTLETHWAITE, John Joyce

Service number 336
Private
11th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1893

SAUNDERS, Thomas Henry

Service number 373
Corporal
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born Jul 1891

JURY, Henry William

Service number 625
Trooper
4th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1892

WASLIN, William Pickard

Service number 965
Trooper
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 8 Sep 1893

WILLIAMS, Edward Homer

Service number 370
Trooper
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1885

WATT, Walter Thomas

Service number 395
Trooper
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 14 Mar 1889

ROE, Sydney Clarence

Service number 1412
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Aug 1894

LONGMORE, Herbert Milne

Service number 1373
Lance Sergeant
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Apr 1882

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