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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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WILKINSON, Leslie Arthur

Service number 609
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Aug 1896

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KIMBER, Henry Robert

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

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KENYON, Thomas William Hoyle

Service number 1574
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Apr 1892

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ANDERSON, John Shaw

Service number 1504
Lance Corporal
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1896

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ADAMS, Frederick James

Service number 868
Private
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1890

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KIDMAN, William John Cyril

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

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OMAN, John

Service number 12
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1887

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SUTTON, James

Service number 479
Private
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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