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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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PRATT, Frederick Charles

Service number 1166
Private
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Jan 1885

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LALLY, Malcolm Almore

Service number 564
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Nov 1895

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ADAMS, Frederick James

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

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HUNTER, James Graham

Service number 360
Corporal
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1888

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WOODS, Reginald Norman Frederick

Service number 2479
Private
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1894

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BYRNE, John Henry

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

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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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GWYNNE, John

Service number 255
Sergeant
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1889

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