The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries
are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat - Bigali
Road. From this junction you travel into the main Anzac area. On leaving the
Anzac area and heading towards Suvla, after 13.6 km's you will encounter a
track on the right which leads to the 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery. The
cemetery is on low ground, close under the shelter of a hill between Chailak
Dere and Aghyl Dere. It is about 190 metres east of the Anzac-Suvla road.
The Cemetery is permanently open
and may be visited at any time.
Please note that in the absence of a cemetery register, visitors are advised
to locate the Grave/Memorial reference before visiting. This information can
be found in the CASUALTY RECORDS within the CWGC site.
For further information and enquiries please contact
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.
The cemetery was named from the 7th Australian Field Ambulance, which landed
on Gallipoli in September 1915, but over 350 of the graves were brought in
from earlier cemeteries after the Armistice (the majority of the casualties
are therefore not Australian, but mainly 54th (East Anglian) Division).
These smaller burial grounds were known as Bedford Ridge, West Ham Gully,
Waldron's Point, Essex, Aghyl Dere, Eastern Mounted Brigade, Suffolk,
Hampshire Lane Nos. 1 and 2, Australia Valley, 116th Essex, 1/8th Hants,
Norfolk, Junction, and 1/4th Northants.
There are now 640 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or
commemorated in this cemetery. 276 of the burials are unidentified but
special memorials commemorate 207 casualties known or believed to be buried