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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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BYRNE, John Henry

Service number 1317
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Jul 1893

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JURY, Henry William

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

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HIGGINS, Tom Roberts Louis

Service number 192
Sergeant
4th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

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ANDREW, Thomas

Service number 76
Trooper
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 20 Mar 1893

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DRIVER, Ernest Edward

Service number 1668
Gunner
7th Field Artillery Battery
AIF WW1
Born 1 Oct 1888

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SUTTON, James

Service number 479
Private
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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KIDMAN, William John Cyril

Service number 495
Trooper
6th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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BAYNES, Edgar

Service number 2282
Bombardier
Born 1881

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