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Location Gallipoli , Cannakale Province, Turkey
Type memorial
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The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.

The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by Commonwealth and French forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea. The Allies landed on the peninsula on 25-26 April 1915; the 29th Division at Cape Helles in the south and the Australian and New Zealand Corps north of Gaba Tepe on the west coast, an area soon known as Anzac. On 6 August, further landings were made at Suvla, just north of Anzac, and the climax of the campaign came in early August when simultaneous assaults were launched on all three fronts. However, the difficult terrain and stiff Turkish resistance soon led to the stalemate of trench warfare. From the end of August, no further serious action was fought and the lines remained unchanged. The peninsula was successfully evacuated in December and early January 1916. The Helles Memorial serves the dual function of Commonwealth battle memorial for the whole Gallipoli campaign and place of commemoration for many of those Commonwealth servicemen who died there and have no known grave. The United Kingdom and Indian forces named on the memorial died in operations throughout the peninsula, the Australians at Helles. There are also panels for those who were lost at sea, in one of the troopships sunk off Gallipoli. Over 20,000 names are commemorated on this memorial.

Source CWGC

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BUCKINGHAM, William John

Service number 1086
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Nov 1873

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GREIG, George Fergus

Service number 407
Company Sergeant Major
7th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1891

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DOVETON, Robert Trevelyan

Service number 300
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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OSBORN, Stephen

Service number 1165
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Jul 1894

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PERKINS, Robert Raymond

Service number 255
Private
7th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1892

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FAIRLIE, Ernest Robert

Service number 993
Sergeant
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1886

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BARNETT, Victor Charles

Service number 610
Private
7th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1890

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ENNIS, John Archibald

Service number 233
Private
7th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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