recorded the names of officers and men of New Zealand who fell in the
actions of Hill 60, August 1915 and in September 1915, and who have no known
Hill 60 (Kaiajik Aghyl, or Sheepfold of the Little Rock), on the 60 metre
contour line, is the end of a range which runs south-eastward to Hill 100
between Kaiajik Dere and Asma Dere.
Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial is situated in Hill 60 Cemetery, which lies
among the old trenches. It is reached along an 800 metre track, which
requires a 4-wheel drive vehicle during wet weather.
The Memorial is situated within the Hill 60 Cemetery. The site 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.
At the beginning of August 1915, Hill 60, which commanded the shore ward
communications between the forces at Anzac and Suvla, was in Turkish hands.
On 22 August, it was attacked from Anzac by the Canterbury and Otago Mounted
Rifles, followed later by the 18th Australian Infantry Battalion and
supported on the flanks by other troops. It was partly captured and on 27-29
August, and the captured ground was extended by the 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th
and 18th Australian Infantry Battalions, the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, the
5th Connaught Rangers, and the 9th and 10th Australian Light Horse. The
ground was held until the evacuation in December.
The HILL 60 (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL is one of four memorials erected to
commemorate New Zealand soldiers who died on the Gallipoli peninsula and and
whose graves are not known. This memorial relates to the actions at Hill 60.
It bears more than 180 names.
HILL 60 CEMETERY
lies among the trenches of the actions of Hill 60. It was made after those
engagements, and enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of graves
from Norfolk Trench Cemetery and from the battlefield. There are 788 burials
and commemorations in the cemetery. 712 of the burials are unidentified, but
special memorials commemorate 34 casualties known or believed to be buried