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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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CANNAN, Frederick Wallace

Service number 351
Trooper
7th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 1884

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COLES, William

Service number 917
Private

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MERRETT, George Henry

Service number 2365
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Apr 1893

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WHITE, Edward Geoffrey

Service number 620
Private
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Jul 1892

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WILSON, John Robert

Service number 1928
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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GRAY, Clarence Brownlie

Service number 512
Lance Corporal
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

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MACDONALD, David Henderson

Lieutenant
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Apr 1889

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SMITH, Samuel Stanley

Service number 281
Trooper
5th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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