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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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KIMBER, Henry Robert

Service number 2399
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Dec 1880

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DAWSON, Herbert Selwyn

Service number 481
Trooper
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 26 Nov 1887

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COOKE, Roy Egerton

Service number 64
Trooper
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1890

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EGGINS, Harold James

Service number 387
Corporal
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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LESLIE, Walter Aland

Service number OFFICER
Captain
7th Field Artillery Battery
AIF WW1
Born 19 Aug 1887

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ZARNKE, Albert

Service number 575
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1893

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KIDMAN, William John Cyril

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

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MORSCHELL, Patrick Francis

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

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