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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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KIDMAN, William John Cyril

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

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CLARK, Matthew

Service number 1322
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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DOBBIE, Leslie Oswald

Service number 767
Trooper
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1885

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PRESTON, Geoffrey Allison Congdon

Service number 572
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Mar 1895

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THORNE, Alan

Lieutenant
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 29 May 1895

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FEATONBY, George James

Service number 2368
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1879

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DUNBAR, Tom Park

Service number 861
Trooper
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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DEAZELEY, John Firmin

Service number 412
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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