The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction the cemetery will be found at 10.9kms. up a steep 200m path on the left of the road. This cemetery is on the track from the Wire Gully sector of the front line back to Anzac Cove and is not accessible by car.
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. This cemetery was used by the 4th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, from the end of April to the beginning of June 1915. It was enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields and from the nearby 3rd Battalion Parade Ground and 22nd Battalion Parade Ground Cemeteries.
The cemetery contains 116 First World War burials, 7 of them unidentified.
GPS Coordinates: 40.23443, 26.28617
- Added: 15 Oct 2005
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2155656
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