The cemetery is located North -
East of Hill 10 and 21kms from the junction Eceabat-Bigali, along a right
hand rough track. Azmak Cemetery is on the South side of Azmak Dere, a
watered ravine which runs South-Westward into the North side of the Salt
The Cemetery is permanently open
and may be visited at any time. Wheelchair access to this cemetery is
possible via the main entrance.
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 troops were put ashore 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 aim of the Suvla force had been to quickly secure the sparsely held high
ground surrounding the bay and salt lake, but confused landings and
indecision caused fatal delays allowing the Turks to reinforce and only a
few of the objectives were taken with difficulty.
With Hill 10 Cemetery, Azmak recalls the northern part of the Suvla
operations and the attempts to take and hold the Kiretch Tepi ridge and the
high ground to the east. The cemetery was made after the Armistice when
graves were brought in from isolated sites in the area and from the
following smaller cemeteries:- Dublin (from the 1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers);
Sulajik; 5th Norfolk (under the foothills of Tekke Tepe, where some of the
1st/5th Norfolks, who fell on the 12th August, were buried); Borderers'
Ravine; Oxford Circus; Worcester (from the 4th Worcesters); Kidney Hill;
Irish; Azmak Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4; Jephson's Post (named after Major J. N.
Jephson, attd. 6th Royal Munster Fusiliers who was mortally wounded
capturing the position on the 15th August); Essex Ravine; Hill 28; and Lone
There are now 1,074 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in
this cemetery. 684 of the burials are unidentified, but special memorials
commemorate by name a number of casualties known or believed to be buried
among them. Also among the unidentified graves are those of 114 officers and
men of the 1st/5th Bn. Norfolk Regiment (which contained the Sandringham
Company) who died on 12 August 1915.
5th Bn. Royal
of Patrick and Mary Connor; husband of Mary A. Faulds (formerly Connor, nee
Brady), of 55, Soho St., Gallowgate, Glasgow.
Special Memorial 36.
Pictures courtesy Jim O'Kane