The Anzac and Suvla
cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the
Eceabat-Bigali road. From this junction you should travel into the main
Anzac area. After 11.4 km's, the cemetery will be found on the left.
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.
Quinn's Post was established on the afternoon of the 25 April by a New
Zealand machine-gun crew. In the coming months, the post was held by a
number of different Australian and New Zealand units and was the subject of
incessant attacks and continual hand-to-hand fighting with the Turkish post
opposite, who knew it as 'Bomba Sirt' (Bomb Ridge). The post was named from
Major Hugh Quinn of the 15th Battalion, Australian Infantry, who was killed
there during a fierce attack on 29 May. Major Quinn is buried in Shrapnel
The original cemetery was made after the Armistice by the concentration of
225 isolated graves, all unidentified, into Rows E to I. Rows A to D were
added later. The graves from Pope's Hill Cemetery, and six other graves
found later, were brought into a plot, at the north-east end. Pope's Hill
Cemetery was at the foot of Pope's Hill, where the track turned up to
Quinn's Post. The hill was named from Lt. Col. H. Pope, then commanding the
16th Australian Battalion, which reached it on 25 April.
There are now 473 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or
commemorated in this cemetery. 294 of the burials are unidentified. Special
memorials record the names of 64 soldiers, most of them Australian, who were
known or believed to have been buried in Quinn's Post Cemetery or Pope's