Follow the road to Helles opposite
the Kabatepe Museum. At 14.2km's take a right turn at the 'T' junction and
at 14.3km's take the left fork. After a total of 18.2km's, Pink Farm
Cemetery will be found down a short track on your left. Pink Farm was a
building about 1800 metres south-west of the Redoubt, on the road from Sedd
el-Bahr to Geoghegan's Bluff.
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 28 April, following the landings at Helles, the first attack was mounted
towards Achi Baba, the ridge which dominates the southern part of the
peninsula. Fatigue, however, brought the assault to a halt some kilometres
short of the objective, near the village of Krithia. Turkish counter attacks
followed but were repulsed and during the period 6-8 May, the 29th and
French Divisions, reinforced by the 2nd Australian and New Zealand Infantry
Brigades, carried out a renewed attack on Krithia, making some gains but
suffering heavy casualties.
Between 1 May and the beginning of June, the 29th Indian Infantry Brigade
and 42nd (East Lancashire) Division landed on the peninsula. With these
reinforcements, the Allied force at Helles pushed forward once more on 4
June, but again to little effect. A further attack between 28 June and 5
July at Gully Ravine inflicted heavy casualties on the Turks, but despite
local gains - at one point the line was pushed forward more than a kilometre
- there was no breakthrough. By 13 July the advance at Helles was
effectively over and the position remained unchanged until the evacuation in
Pink Farm (properly Sotiri Farm) took its name from the red soil of the
area. Three cemeteries eventually grew up round the farm, the first began
after the First Battle of Krithia (28 April 1915). After the armistice, the
three cemeteries (Pink Farm Nos. 1, 2 and 3) were combined on the site of
No.3 (Plot III and part of Plot IV of the present cemetery are the original
graves from No.3) and graves from the following smaller cemeteries were
29th Divisional, 52nd Divisional, Aerodrome, Oak Tree, Gully Beach and Gully
There are now 602 servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated
in this cemetery. 250 of the burials are unidentified, but special memorials
commemorate 219 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.
5th Bn. Highland
19th December 1915.
Plot III. C. 13.
of Alaistair Saunders of Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia.
all his family.
Royal Army Medical Corp 1/1st ELFA
Killed 3rd November 1915, aged 20.
Sp. Mem. 143.
Lived at 44 Peart Street, Burnley, Lancashire.