Sarkis Torosian

Sarkis Torosian

Birth
Armenia
Death 17 Aug 1954 (aged 61)
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Burial Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Silverbrook Section, Lot 265
Memorial ID 20609086 · View Source
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Author of "From Dardenelles to Palestine."
In 1929, a book was published in Boston entitled From Dardanelles to Palestine by Captain Sarkis Torossian. The author was a highly decorated officer in the Turkish army who fought with distinction and was wounded at Gallipoli. He went on to fight the Allies in Palestine but was appalled to find thousands of dying Armenian refugees in the deserts of northern Syria. Torossian changed sides, fought with the Arabs, and even briefly met Lawrence of Arabia .

Torossian eventually re-entered Ottoman Turkey as an Armenian officer with the French army of occupation in the Cilicia region. But Kemalist guerrillas attacked the French, who then, Torossian suspects, gave weapons and ammunition to the Turks to allow the French army safe passage out of Cilicia. Betrayed, Torossian fled to relatives in America.


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  • Created by: GettysBern
  • Added: 24 Jul 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20609086
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarkis Torosian (15 Mar 1893–17 Aug 1954), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20609086, citing Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by GettysBern (contributor 1478862) .